SOUTH ASIA CORNELL NOTES ACTIVITY

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SOUTH ASIA
PHYSICAL, CULTURAL & HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
REVIEW
NOTES ACTIVITY
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EARTHQUAKES TAKE PLACE IN THE LITHOSPHERE
TECTONIC FORCES ARE MOSTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GEOGRAPHIC FORMATIONS
OF NORTHERN INDIA
NEPAL AND BHUTAN ARE LANDLOCKED NATIONS HIGH UP IN THE HIMALAYA MTS
THE DECCAN PLATEAU IS A HIGHLANDS AREA IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIA FORMED BY
TECTONIC FORCES. ITS RUGGED PHYSICAL FEATURES MAKE ITS POPULATION
MUCH LOWER THAN MOST PARTS OF INDIA.
SOUTH ASIA & ITS WATER
HINDUS CONSIDER THE GANGES SACRED, BUT OFTEN DUMP DEAD BODIES, ASHES.
DEAD COWS, & RAW SEAGE INTO IT.
THE GANGES IS ONE OF THE MOST POLUTED RIVERS IN THE WORLD
SOUTH ASIA’S RIVERS CAN CAUSE MASSIVE FLODDING BECAUSE : Flood prone areas
are located along major river systems where silting has created low lying areas
that flood easily during spring snowmelt and monsoon rains.
MOSOONS ARE WIND PATTERNS THAT BRING SEASONAL RAIND AND DROUGHT TO
MUCH OF SOUTH ASIA
RELIGIONS
HINDUISM DOMINATES INDIA AND MUCH OF SOUTH ASIA
HINDUS ARE POLYTHEISTIC, BELIEVING IN MANY GODS
SIKHISM WAS FOUNDED IN THE 15TH CENTURY BY GURU NANAK DEV
SIKHS BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION AND ONE GOD
BUDDHISM WAS ALSO FOUNDED IN SOUTH ASIA BY SIDDHARTHA GUATAMA
BUDDHISTS BELIVE IN THE EIGHFOLD PATH, REINCARNATION & THE FOUR NOBLE
TRUTHS
SOCIAL STRUCTURES
THE CASTE SYSTEM IS STILL WIDELY ACCEPTED IN INDIA DESPITE BEING OUTLAWED
IN 1947. THIS SYSTEM SEPERATES PEOPLE BY SOCIAL CLASSES THAT CANNOT
BE CROSSED EXCEPT THROUGH DEATH AND REINCARNATION.
ARRANGED MARRIAGES, WHERE THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN ARRANGE DEALS FOR
THEM TO MARRY, ARE STILL COMMON PRACTCE IN INDIA AND MUCH OF SOUTH
ASIA.
INDIA’S POPULATION
INDIA HAS A POPULATION OF OVER 1 BILLION
THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN TRYING TO LIMIT POPULATION GROWTH BY
ADVERTISING IDEAS THAT INDIANS SHOULD HAVE NO MORE THAN 2 KIDS
INFANT MORTALITY RATES HAVE DECREASED AT A HIGH RATE OF THE LAST 40 YEARS
HEALTH CARE ADVANCEMENTS HAVE ALSO ALLOWED INDIAN TO LIVE WELL INTO OLD
AGE
EVEN THOUGH BIRTH RATES ARE DOWN NOW, THE POPULATION IS STILL EXPECTED
TO DOUBLE IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED HEALTH AND
SURVIVAL OF INDIAN PEOPLE
THIS WILL PUT MANY PEOPLE IN AN UNUSUAL POSITION THAT INDIA HASN’T DEALT
WITH BEFORE: PLANNING FOR LFE & CARE OF THE ELDERLY ON A LARGE SCALE
KASHMIR
INDIA HAS CONROLLED KASHMIR FOR MOST OF THE LAST 50 YEARS
KASHMIR IS A CONTENDED AREA BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN BECAUSE MOST
OF THE PEOPLE LIVING HERE ARE MUSLIM AND PAKISTAN IS AN ISLAMIC STATE
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