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Texas A&M University
Geog 202 - Geog Of Global Village

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GEOG 202 Lecture 19 Outline of Last Lecture Ch 12 South Asia o Physical Setting o Climate o Environmental Issues o Water Facts o Population Outline of Current Lecture South Asian Diaspora o Agriculture o Urban South Asia o Cultural Coherence and Diversity o Religious Diversity o Linguistic Diversity Current Lecture o South Asian Diaspora Very high population densities Seeking economic opportunity due to extreme poverty British colonialism preferred migration pathway Agriculture Food crops Rice east needs lots of water These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute o o o Wheat NW N Indus valley and NW India Millet central Green Revolution 1960 s mass starvation predicted for India 1970 Norman Borlaug Nobel Peace Prize High yield crop varieties using high tech ag Food self sufficiency Urban South Asia Really crowded poverty alongside wealth Mumbai Largest city in S Asia 22 million Foreign trade manufacturing and film industry One of the worlds most densely populated cities City of contradictions Most economically advanced city in India Claims to have best nightlife in the world But also has largest slums in India spread throughout city Bollywood industry releases more films than anywhere else in world Cultural Coherence and Diversity Early Unity Hinduism Islam British Colonialism English language Passion for sport of cricket Built railroads and dams worlds largest rail network and India s largest employer Since 1980 s Spread of Islam Growing Hindu nationalism Religious rivalries Culturally coherent No way Religious Diversity Hindu India and Nepal Islam Pakistan and Bangladesh 400 million in region Sikhs NW India state of Punjab Buddhist Sri Lanka and in Himalayas Taj Mahal Constructed in 1600 s in Agra India Entombs 3rd wife of Emperor One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World Muslim architecture gardens and mosque Most visited site in Hindu India Hindusim Many

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