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2008 Fulbright Summer Seminar to India & Sri Lanka
“Unity through diversity” is the theme of the approximately one billion people that live in a country that is so big. it’s called a subcontinent! India-South Asian Adventure! .
Just Like American People People with different clothing People with different religions People with different foods People with different celebrations .India’s People Come in All Shapes and Sizes.
India’s Government India is the world’s largest democracy .
who influenced Martin Luther .Famous Indians Gandhi. India’s greatest peacemaker.
Where People Live in India Many Indian people live in villages in rural India .
with cities like Bangalore and . the capital – Mumbai (West) Home of Bollywood. like – New Dehli.Where People Live in India Other people in India live in large cities. India’s Hollywood – Kolkata (East) – Deccan (Southern Plateau).
many of whom are vegetarian Masala-spices Tea-common drink . cows are considered sacred by Hindus.India’s People Eat Many Foods Rice Vegetables Seafood Meat-however.
India’s People Have Different Religious Beliefs Hinduism Buddhism Islam (Muslims) Sikkhism Christianity Judaism .
India’s History Indian civilization is ancient The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the first civilizations on earth The Vedic period was a time in Indian history when the Hindu religion and caste system began in India Mughal Empire was the last and the strongest Islamic empire in India .
Agra & the Taj Mahal Agra is a large city in northern India It is the home of India’s greatest historical monument. the .
Transportation in India Planes Trains Cars Rickshaws Camel & donkey carts Bicycles Walking .
Traditional Music of India Hindustani means classical music of North India Carnatic means classical music of South India .
Traditional Elements of Indian Music Melody Drone (raga) (harmony) Rhythm (tala) .
Indian Instruments String Wind Percussion .
the land of “Unity through diversity! ” .India’s People and the Musical Instruments of India Are Very Diverse! India.