General

cities

products "rice bowl of India"

geographical points Deccan plateau, Krishna River, Godavari River, Eastern ghats, Belum caves, Borra caves

landmarks

culture

books

Other Media Dances of India , vol 4

States
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Hyderabadi cuisine, Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji) Tirumala temple Kuchipudi dance, Seshendra (poet nominated for Nobel prize in 2004), Burra Katha (storytelling) Ledo-Burma Road, Tawang Buddhist Monastery, Kameng Elephant Reserve Kaziranga and Manas (World Heritage sites), Rang Ghar pavillion, Mauryan Stupas Inner Line Permits (ILP), 30-50 languages, tribes Fables and Folk Tales of Arunachal Pradesh (Firma KLM)

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Tawang

agriculture (jhum), forest products

Himalayas, broadleaf forests

Assam

Dispur

tea, silk, petroleum, Brahmaputra River animal conservation (braided river) (rhinoceros, tiger, elephant

Bihu festivals, cane Folk Tales of Assam (Mira Pakrasi) and bamboo crafts, Hastividyarnava illustrated manuscript, Gamosa, Sattriya dance Magadha (Mauryan Empire), Gupta Dynasty, Sher Shah Suri (rupee), Champaran Satyagraha, Rajendra Prasad, Madubani painting, Bismillah Khan, Buddhism Kosa silk, Padavani folk songs (Mahabharata tales) Portuguese, St Francis The Magic Of Maya (Nandita da Cunha) Xavier, Lata Mangeshkar (singer), Tiatr dramas Dances of India , vol 5

Bihar

Patna, Bodh Gaya

service, litchi

Grand Trunk Road, Ganges River

Mahabidhi Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site), Buddhist Vihara, Nalanda & Vikramshila Universities

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

minerals (iron ore, steel, aluminum)

Rihand River, Mahanadi River, Godavari River Western Ghats, Sonsogor mtn; Mandovi, Zuari, Terekhol & Chapora rivers

Wildlife sanctuaries

Goa

Panaji, Vasco da Gama, Margao

rice, coconut, bamboo; tourism; iron ore

Wildlife sanctuaries, Bom Jesus Basilica and convents (World Heritage site), Fontainhas, Mangueshi Temple, Naval Aviation Museum

Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Porbandar, Rajkot

cotton, cement, salt, Lothal, Dholavira, milk Great Rann of Kutch, wildlife sanctuaries

Haryana

Chandigarh, Panipat, foodgrain, milk, Gurgaon vehicle manufacturing

Yamuna River, Ghaggar (seasonal) river

Dwarakadheesh Gandhi, Parsis, Bhavai temple, Palitana temples, Somnath temple, Modhera Sun temple, Shankheshwar temples, Sidi Saiyyid mosque, Makar Sankranti, Laxmi Vilas Palace Mahabharata at Kurukshetra and Panipat(epic battles), Dhaj Ror Kumar, Swami Ramdev (yoga), Kalpana Chawla (astronaut), Om Puri (actor) 12 national parks and Anglo-Sikh sanctuaries, War/British Punjab Chintpurni Vaishno Devi temple, semi-autonomous, Amarnath caves, shikara boats, Gulmarg resort, Shalimar gardens

Gandhi (Primo Levi) Gandhi (movie) Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India: A Photographic Journey (Sooni Dances of India , vol 6 Taraporevala) Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji)

Mahabharata (Namita Gokhale)

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar

hydro-electricity, Satluj, Beas, Ravi, tourism, agriculture, Chenab and Yamuna handicrafts rivers, Himalayas, broadleaf forests agriculture, silk Himalayas, Pir Panjal farms, saffron, mts, Karakoram-West sapphire Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe,Jhelum, Indus, Tawi, Ravi and Chenab rivers

Plain Tales from the Hills (Rudyard Kipling)

Salima Lives in Kashmir (Anna Riwkin-Brick)

Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jamshedpur, minerals, forest Dhanbad, Bokaro resources Steel City

Jharikhanda (forest), Chhota Nagpur Plateau; Koel, Damodar, Brahmani, Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers Sharavathi river, Jog falls, western ghats, Mullayanagiri hills,

Betla National Park, Palamau Tiger Reserves, Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary, Bokaro Steel City

Folktales of Jharkhand (Rachna Bhola)

Karnataka

Bangalore, Hampi, Belur, Shrevanabelagola

manufacturing, biotechnology, flowers/plants, silk

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, emigrants (sending Palakkad, Malabar, money home), Kochi (Cochin) agriculture

Lakshwadeep Sea, Western Ghats, wetlands (Ramsar Convention), Pamba River Satpura Range, Narmada River, Vindhya Range,

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal (capital), Indore

soybeans

Mallikarjuna and Kashi Vishwanatha temples, Hampi (World Heritage sites), Shikharji Agasthyamalai and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserves, {aradesi Synagogue, Padamanabhapuram Fort Sanchi Stupa, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh National Park; Devi Jagadambi Temple, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (World Heritage sites)

Carnatic and Hindustani music (Purandara Dasa), Yakshagana dance

Folktales of Karnataka (Rachna Bhola)

Dances of India, vol 4

Koodiyattom theater, Krishna and the Ducks, Turtle Tales, Sethu Learns to Smile, Kathakali theater Birdman, Mallika and the Cobra, Unni's Story, Living Dreams, Tiger Charmer, When the Mountains Laughed (all by Vinitha Ramchandani - Kerala Mystique) Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji) Mauryan Dynasty Ashoka Ashoka (Anant Pai)

Dances of India, vol 6

Asoka (2001 Bollywood film) Dances of India, vol 6

Maharashtra

Manipur Meghalaya

Mumbai (capital), business capital of Pune, Nagpur, India, Bollywood Nashik, Aurangabad, Sangli Imphal, Shillong, Cherrapunji potato, rice

Ajanta Caves, hill stations, Lonar Lake

Gateway of India,

Bollywood

The Road to Mumbai (Ruth Jeyaveeran)

Loktak Lake

Shree Govindajee Temple

Mizoram

Aizawl (capital), Lunglei Kohima (capital), Dimapur, Bhubaneshwar (capital), Cuttack, Puri, Paradip Chandigarh (capital), Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar

Khasi, Jaintia, Garo Hills; Umiam Lake, Krem Liat Prah cave, Nohkalikai falls bamboo, agriculture Chhimtuipui River, Palak Lake agriculture (rice, corn), forestry coal, iron ore, Naga Hills, Brahmaputra Valley Mahanadi River, Chilka Lake

Ras Lila dance, mukna Fables and Folktales of Manipur (G K Ghosh) (wrestling) rainfall record, Fables and Folktales of Meghalaya (Firma KLM) Adivasi

Dances of India , vol 5

majority Christian Fables and Folktales of Mizoram (G K Ghosh) (highest percentage) Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji) Fables and Folk Tales of Nagaland (Ghosh Shulka) Odia literature, Odissi Six Acres and a Third (Fakir Mohan Senapati) dance, Chhau dance The Little Book of Hindu Deities (Sanjay Patel) Ramayana: Divine Loophole (Sanjay Patel) Sikh majority, Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji) Bhangra The Warrior Princess 1&2 (Harjit Singh) Sikh Stories (Anita Ganeri) Kim (Rudyard Kipling) Tales of the Punjab (Flora Annie Steel) Rajputs, Ghoomar Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji) dance, The Reluctant Rajput (Richard Moverley) Finders Keepers? (Robert Arnett)

Dances of India , vol 6

Nagaland Orissa

Last One Standing (re Aki Kiti) Dances of India , vol 3, 4 and 5

Punjab

wheat

Hirakud Dam, Jagannath Temple, Konark Sun Semple "Land of Five Rivers", Harmandir Sahib, Siwalik Range Anandpur Sahib, Harappa

Dances of India , vol 5

Rajasthan

Jaipur (capital), Wheat, cotton, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh tobacco, food oil, polyester fiber

Thar Desert, Aravalli Range, Luni River, Chambal River, Ghaggar River

Sikkim

Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Tripura Uttar Pradesh

Kangchenjunga Mtn, Himalayas, Teesta and Rangeet Rivers, Tsongmo Lake, hot springs Chennai, rice, mango, banana, South Western Ghats, Madurai Meenakshi Mahabalipuram, flowers Temple, Rathas, Madurai, Coimbatore Srivilliputtur Andal Temple, Shore Temple, Brihadeshwara Temple Agartala rice, tea, rubber Manu River Ujjayanta Palace Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Delhi, Aligarh Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital agriculture, tourism Vindhya Hills, Ganges Taj Mehal, Agra Fort River Himalayas, Ganga and Jageshwar temples, Yamuna rivers Har ki Pauri, Valley of Flowers National Park jute, rice Ganges River, Tipu Sultan Mosque, Sundarbans mangrove Dakshineswar Kali forest Temple

cardamom

Mehrangarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Kalibanga ruins Rumtek Monastery

Dances of India , vol 6

The Black Hat Dances (Luree Miller)

Dravidian Village Life in India (Steve Brace) architecture, Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam dance

Dances of India , vol 3 and 6

Fables and Folk Tales of Tripura (G K Ghosh) The Prince and the Polestar (Kosa Ely) Ravi Shankar, Mughal The Illustrated Premchand: Selected Short Stories Empire, Kathak dance The Foolish Men of Agra (Rina Singh) Indian Tales (Shenaaz Nanji)

Dances of India , vol 1 and 2

Uttarakhand

West Bengal

Kolkata,

Gopal Bhar, The Oxford India Illustrated Children's Tagore Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa

Dances of India , vol 5

Union Territories
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chandigarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Lakshadweep National Capital Territory of Delhi Port Blair rice, coconut 2004 Tsunami architecture Death in the Andamans (M M Kaye) Persistent Rumours (Lee Langley)

coconut

atolls and reefs Red Fort, Qutb Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Akshardham Temple, Jama Mosque Grk Smells a Rat (Joshua Doder)

Puducherry

God's Mischief (M Mukundan) A House in Pondicherry (Lee Langley) Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

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