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1 This slide presentation has been created by Mona Vijaykar for India in Classrooms. The contents of this presentation may be shared strictly for the purpose of non-commercial, educational use. Illustrations have been borrowed from the internet and may be subject to copyright. Module 3 © Mona Vijaykar 2003

2 3 of the many misconceptions about Indian civilization and culture Polytheism Caste system Aryan Theory

3 Bhimbetka rock paintings 12,000 BC

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5 The Vedic knowledge provided the basis for a vibrant urban civilization unmatched anywhere in the world at that time The Saraswati-Sindhu Culture

6 CHARAKA Medicine-Ayurveda KAPIL MUNI Theory of evolution

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8 End of the ICE AGE approx 10,000BC Pitr (Sanskrit) Pedar (Persian) Pater (Latin) Pater (Greek) Vater (German) Father (English) Fire is used in rituals WE ARE RELATED “OM”, “AMEEN”, “AMEN” all sacred sounds

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13 Christians 2.5% Sikhs 2% Buddhists.7% Jains.5%.01% zoarashtrians. Jews.0005% 12% of popn. Muslims Largest muslim popn. in the world after Indonesia India had 4 Muslim Presidents 2 civil codes…separate for Indians and Muslims Hindus form 82% of total popn…1 Billion India is the largest democracy India is secular India provided refuge to the persecuted

14 A Glimpse of India Source: 28 States 7 Union Territories 12 major language families 325 languages 24 different alphabets. Inter-state language is Hindi, but English is also used extensively. Hindi is 3rd most populous language in world, after Chinese and English. India is really the “United States of India” ! INDIA

15 DIVERSITY OF FULLY DEVELOPED AND SOPHISTICATED LANGUAGES Kashmiri

16 kathak manipuri Bharata natyam kathakali odissi garba

17 Brides of India

18 KIRAN BEDI Joint Commissioner of Police ARUNDHATI ROY Booker Prize KALPANA CHAWLA Astronaut ANANDI JOSHI Doctor LAKSHMI BAI Rani of Jhansi P.T.USHA Athlete Women of India

19 Hindu women from North India Kashmiri women Tribal women TRADITIONAL WOMEN

20 INDIRA GANDHI Prime Minister Queen SITA AISHWARYA RAI Miss World SHAKUNTALA DEVI Math wiz JAYALALITHA C.M. SUSHMA SWARAJ Cabinet Minister


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