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A Taste of India. Where’s India ? It’s here The Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian.

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1 A Taste of India

2 Where’s India ?

3 It’s here

4 The Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the East, It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the North; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the East. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.South AsiaIndian Ocean Arabian SeaBay of Bengal Pakistan China NepalBhutanBangladesh MyanmarSri LankaMaldives

5 The capital and the biggest cities

6 The capital is

7 The capital and the biggest cities The capital is

8 The capital and the biggest cities Has more than 8 million inhabitants

9 The Official Language is Language and currency

10 The Official Language is Hindi and they also speak English. The Currency is Language and currency

11 The Official Language is Hindi and they also speak English. The Currency is the Rupee (64 rupees = 1 euro) Language and currency

12 The flag

13 The top stripe is dark gold.

14 The flag The top stripe is dark gold. The middle stripe is white..

15 The flag The top stripe is dark gold. The middle stripe is white. The bottom stripe is green.

16 The flag The top stripe is dark gold. The middle stripe is white. The bottom stripe is green. The blue wheel in the middle is the Wheel of Life.

17 History Long ago, India was ruled by Mogul emperors. Then the empire fell apart into smaller kingdoms, ruled by maharajas. By the 1600’s, Europeans had come into India to trade for Indian spices, silks, cotton cloth, and tea. In 1857, the British took control of India and ruled there until Who’s this man?

18 History Long ago, India was ruled by Mogul emperors. Then the empire fell apart into smaller kingdoms, ruled by maharajas. By the 1600’s, Europeans had come into India to trade for Indian spices, silks, cotton cloth, and tea. In 1857, the British took control of India and ruled there until Mohandas Gandhi

19 History Long ago, India was ruled by Mogul emperors. Then the empire fell apart into smaller kingdoms, ruled by maharajas. By the 1600’s, Europeans had come into India to trade for Indian spices, silks, cotton cloth, and tea. In 1857, the British took control of India and ruled there until One very important man, Mohandas Gandhi helped India gain independence. Gandhi practiced civil disobedience. That means that he would not do what the British wanted, but he was never violent.

20 What is this monument?

21 The Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal was built almost 400 years ago. It took over ten years to build. More than twenty thousand people and one thousand elephants helped build it. The Taj Mahal is in Agra near the capital of India.

22 Shah Jahan was the emperor of India from 1628 to He deeply loved his wife Mumtaz Mahal. She died in 1631 when she was giving birth to their fourteenth child. The emperor was so heartbroken that he decided to build a massive tomb in honor of their love. The two of them were buried together inside the Taj Mahal. Since Shah Jahan loved his wife so much, he used only the finest marble. He also made sure that beautiful gems decorated her tomb. The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world. It is also a great tribute to love. The story behind the Taj Mahal…

23 India’s Weather Most of India has a tropical climate with three main seasons. October to March is cool 24-25°C and dry. April to May is hot 28-31°C and dry. June to September is hot 27-31°C and very wet – the MONSOON season. During the Monsoon season India experiences very strong winds and very heavy rainfall.

24 Travelling across India

25 The landscape of India is very varied. In the north there are the mountain ranges of the HIMALAYAS. The highest peak in the Himalayas is MOUNT EVEREST.

26 Travelling across India South of the Himalayas is a huge flat area through which the RIVER GANGES flows. The landscape of India is very varied. In the north there are the mountain ranges of the HIMALAYAS. The highest peak in the Himalayas is MOUNT EVEREST.

27 Hinduism Most people in India follow the HINDU religion. Hindus believe that Hindu gods and goddesses represent the different qualities and powers of one supreme God. Hindus have many festivals and celebrations, for example DIWALI.

28 Diwali For most Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year. It takes place at the end of October. Various traditional stories are remembered at Diwali, for example the story of RAMA AND SITA.

29 Hindus decorate their homes and temples with rows of lights called DIVAS. There are big family celebrations with feasts and fireworks.

30 Elephants have been a symbol of India for many centuries and are still ridden in festival processions. Special patterns called RANGOLIS are drawn on the floor with coloured powders. They believe that they will bring good luck to the house.

31 Cooking and eating in India Indian food is colourful and uses many spices. Indians eat different meals depending on what is grown in the area in which they live, and their religion. Many Indians are vegetarians. Hindus do not eat beef and Muslims do not eat pork. Although knives and forks are used in India, eating with the fingers of your right hand is considered good manners. You are able to feel and appreciate the texture of the food.

32 Cooking and eating in India Daal is the Indian word for pulses, like lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans. These pulses are used to make a stew-like dish called Daal. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice. It is bright yellow and is considered a symbol of hospitality. Red chillies are very hot! They are used in curries. Ginger is a root used in curries and is added to tea. Mango is called the ‘King of Fruits’ in India and is used in Indian ice-cream called Kulfi.

33 What is Bollywood?

34 Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the Indian film industry.Hindifilm industry MumbaiIndiaIndian cinema Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world The name is a portmanteau of Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, the center of the American film industry.portmanteauBombayHollywoodAmerican film industry

35 Indian words  Jungle  Bungalow  Veranda  Guru  Nirvana  Karma  YOGA  PYJAMAS  CHESS

36 How much can you remember?


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