Chapter 9 Cities of South Asia (31 pages)

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Chapter 9 Cities of South Asia

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Wright State University
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Urs 2000 - Growth and Change in Urban Society

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Cities of South Asia Growth and Change in Urban Societies Mumbai India http www ilovepossibility info images mu mbai mumbai jpg South Asia Key Urban Facts Total Population 1 64 Percent Urban Population Total Urban Population Most Urbanized Country Least Urbanized Country of Cities over 1 Million of Megacities 5 Three Largest Cities Kolkata World Cities Mumbai Billion 29 9 492 Million Pakistan 35 9 Sri Lanka 14 3 61 Mumbai Delhi Key Themes Long history of conquest and settlement Devastating colonial period Massive rural urban migration in recent decades True primate cities in all countries Except India Civil wars and political instability Flooding from monsoons and cyclones Limited integration into the modern global economy but changing India a Newly Industrializing Economy NIE Kolkata Key Themes Three types of cities Traditional Colonial Planned cities e g Chandigarh Islamabad Chandigarh www travelamritsar com attractions Historical Periods Indus Valley Era Aryan Hindu Impact Dravidian Impact Muslim Impact Colonial Period Modern Period Indus Valley Era Among world s oldest urban hearths 3000 1500 BC Mohenjo Daro and Harappa Mohenjo Daro http www kmtspace com mohenjo citadel b12a jpg Indus River Valley Civilizations Source World Regional Geography 10th ed Prentice Hall 2010 Aryan Hindu Impact Aryan speaking nomadic groups came from north to India about 1500 BC Brought the Hindu religion to the region Caste social system The caste system of the Hindus Hindu pilgrims at dawn worship in the Ganges River at Varanasi Dhobi Washermen of Sudra caste Dravidian Impact Dravidian Temple Cities Strong in South India Hindu forms of city with Temples Water tanks Chowks bazaars Homes of Brahmin priests Still strongly Hindu today Little Muslim impact Hindu Temple in India s Tamil Nadu state Source Visualizing Human Geography Wiley 2011 Muslim Impact 11th century on first by the Arab invaders who brought Islamic type cities with Citadels Medina Mosques Brick walls Moghuls also Muslim



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