Presentation on theme: "South Asia. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, & Maldives make up the South Asia subcontinent. A subcontinent is a large landmass."— Presentation transcript:
6.Following independence, India’s leaders focused on improving farm production. The green revolution was the effort to use modern technology and science to increase food production. As a result, India now raises most of the food that it needs.
7.India is the world’s second-largest rice producer.
8.There are huge factories in India’s urban areas. Many Indian products are manufactured in cottage industries. Cottage industries are home- or village-based industries in which family members, including children, supply their own equipment to make goods like cotton cloth, silk, cloth, rugs, leather products, and metalware.
12.Rangoli – folk art used for special celebrations. Designs are drawn onto the ground, usually in chalk or colored powder & embellished with sand, rice, candles, or flower petals. The designs are allowed to blow away with the wind.
13.Sikhs practice religion Sikhism and are found mostly in northern India. Sikhism combines beliefs from Hinduism and Islam. The belief is in one God. Believe in reincarnation, but do not have castes. Men do not cut their hair and often wear turbans over their hair. The Sikhs would like to form their own independent state. Vaisakhi celebrates Sikh New Year on April 14
2.Kashmir is a mostly Muslim territory on the border between Pakistan & India. Both countries want to control the region for its water resources. Dispute over Kashmir has sparked 3 wars between Pakistan & India.
1.Lush, low plains cover most of the country. Most people earn their living by farming with few modern tools. They are unable to grow enough food to feed their people. Disastrous floods from cyclones (tropical storms) and monsoons (seasonal winds that bring heavy rains) can drown the crops and cause food shortages.