India and its physical features. 6th Grade Social Studies, Prentice Hall World Studies, The Ancient World, chapter 4: Ancient India Flashcards 2019-01-06

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15 Fundamental Characteristics of Indian Culture

india and its physical features

The script of Modern Indian language has been derived from it. This group of islands is composed of small coral islands. The Deccan Plateau, which is roughly of a triangular shape, extends from the Satpura hills in the north to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India ending in the Indian Ocean. Before the Christian era Prakrit was the language of the people. It is a country of princes and paupers, aristocrats and middle class people, highly rich and extremely poor people.


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6th Grade Social Studies, Prentice Hall World Studies, The Ancient World, chapter 4: Ancient India Flashcards

india and its physical features

The Great Himalayas lie mostly above the line of perpetual snow and thus contain most of the Himalayan glaciers. In the words of R. On the arrival of the Aryans in the northern plain the existing population was compelled to migrate towards the Deccan plateau. Preservation of Hinduism in the Deccan. It is the only country in the world with both and.

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PHYSICAL FEATURES of INDIA AND THEIR IMPACT on INDIAN HISTOR (1)

india and its physical features

No wonder then literatures have emerged in various languages and dialects, both major and minor, thus contributing to the richness of a Pan- Indian literature including Sanskrit. Among its tributaries, Jhelum and Chenab, which originate in India, also flow though Pakistan, while Ravi makes a small run through India before entering Pakistan. The northward drift resulted in the collision of the plate with the much larger Eurasian Plate. Here, tigers swim in the same rivers as dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and saltwater crocodiles. The Muslims came during the medieval period, settled here and completely absorbed themselves into the fold of Indianness. This population is composed of so many races and it represents primarily all the ethnographical dimensions of mankind. The peninsular plateau tapers to the south and is surrounded by the coastal plains of varying width along its eastern and western borders.

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6th Grade Social Studies, Prentice Hall World Studies, The Ancient World, chapter 4: Ancient India Flashcards

india and its physical features

The first and only battle led by Asoka. It is for this economic prosperity of the land India has been invaded and occupied by the foreigners many a time though at present the picture is not so rosy. Political Divisions : At the time of Independence in 1947, India was divided into 562 small princely states. The Eastern Ghats stretch from the Mahanadi Valley to the Nigiris in the south. Racial Diversity: In the words of the prominent historian V. Some 80 km above, before falling into the Bay of Bengal, Padma is joined by the mighty Brahmaputra, a trans-Himalayan river which rises from the Manasarovar Lake in Tibet.

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Useful facts about Physical Features of India

india and its physical features

The Ganga-Brahmaputra river system forms the largest part of the Great Plains of north India. The rivers irrigate plains, make land fertile that ultimately add to the richness in agriculture and abundant food supply. Economic disparity among the Indians is quite visible. The climatic conditions very well affect the soil of the region. As a result, the mountains are still rising, and —often accompanied by —are common. Still others—notably the and the —principally affected those regions but also caused widespread damage and hundreds of deaths in parts of India. And though many are poorly educated, there are many others who are highly trained college graduates.

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India

india and its physical features

But, you can still go through by foot because of the passes which is good to visitors, but bad for invasions. This extensive northern plain is divided into three component parts by wedges projecting northward from Rajasthan towards the west and the Santhal Parganas farther east. It is very interesting to note that India represents the three main climates of the earth: 1. Also in Jammu and Kashmir is the , which, extending along the southwest of the Great Himalayas, forms the western and southern flanks of the Vale of Kashmir. Anaimudi peak in Kerala, with a height of 2695 metres above the sea level, is the highest peak of the Peninsular India. The prayer reminds us not only of the vastness of the country but also the cultural and religious unity of this vast land. Socio-Cultural Diversity: The variations in physical features, racial structure and languages have resulted in considerable differences in dress, food habits, social customs and beliefs of the people.

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Geographical Features of India

india and its physical features

This is called the Khadar Land The Drainage of the Great Plains The Indus and the Ganga-Brahmaputra river systems together form the Great Plains of northern India. The eastward extensions of this plateau are locally known as the Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand. The plateau has broad and shallow valleys and rounded hills. It is through the mountain passes, situated at high altitude in the Himalayas, that India is linked to Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Sinkiang region of China and Tibet. The height of the mountain in these regions are corporately low, the area is dry with scanty rainfall. The east-west extent from the Rann of Kachchh in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east is about 2933 km. It was in the valley of the river Indus that the earliest civilization of India flourished Mohanjodaro and Harappa.

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Useful facts about Physical Features of India

india and its physical features

India's physical features include the Himalayan mountains, the Indo-Gangetic Plain and finally the plateau region. The epics and Puranas also vividly give a sense of unity to the people of the land. The desert climate, being arid and unfavourable for human settlement, makes the area sparsely populated. It has arid climate with low vegetation cover. Thus it is referred to as a sub-continent rather Chan a mere country.

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Physical Features of India

india and its physical features

They extend over a width of 10-50 km and have an altitude varying between 900 and 1100 metres. The Romans pronounced the river as Indus and the country beyond it as India. The geographical unity of India is an age-old concept which was very much present in the mind of its inhabitants since ancient times. India has the Great Plains of northern India formed by the basins of three mighty river systems - the Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra. The Deccan Plateau is a triangular landmass that lies to the south of the river Narmada. Certain regions had waged heroic struggles for liberation against all odds. Although the southernmost tip of the mainland is Kanniyakumari, but for the whole country, it is Indira Point located in the Great Nicobar Island.

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Keynotes on India’s Location, Extent and Physical Features

india and its physical features

You will also get to view a number of fast moving streams like Tapti, Narmada, Godavari, Mahanadi, Kaveri, Krishna, Son, Brahmaputra, Chambal, Jamuna, and Ganga. The per capita income of a Delhite is far more than that of a Bihari or an Oriya. On the three sides the country is surrounded by the seas and oceans while the Himalayas stands as a sentinel from North-East to North-West. So-called Untouchables have no caste and do the most menial jobs. India is a very spiritual country.

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