Physical, Economic, Historical Slides from Anderson/LaRocco MHS-World Geography SOL WG.4 Where is SOUTH ASIA?? http://www.askasia.org/image/maps/asias1.htm -The Himalayas -Northern Barrier of South Asia -World’s Tallest Peaks -Mt.

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Physical, Economic,
Historical
Slides from
Anderson/LaRocco
MHS-World Geography
SOL WG.4
Where is SOUTH ASIA??
http://www.askasia.org/image/maps/asias1.htm
-The Himalayas
-Northern Barrier of South Asia
-World’s Tallest Peaks
-Mt. Everest (29, 035 feet)
http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/everest.htm
More MOUNTAINS
•Eastern and Western Ghats (India)
•Twin Escarpments in South India –
“V” shaped.
http://www.tamilnadutourism.org/geo.htm
Influence of Mountains:
•Population & Settlements
-lower elevations have higher
populations
•Movement
-Khyber Pass – “gateway for
invasions”
•Climate
-block cold air from the North
CLIMATE of SOUTH ASIA
•Regions are varied:
•Tropical Wet
• Desert
• Highlands
MONSOONS
•“Season” (Arabic)
•Summer Monsoon (Wet)
•Winter Monsoon (Dry)
•Violent Mudslides
•Welcomed by some.
Rivers of South Asia:
•Ganges River
-large delta, pollution, trade,
irrigation, transportation, religion
http://www.asd.k12.ak.us/schools/romig/asia/Geo/ganges/geography.html
Religions of India
•Hinduism
•Islam
•Christianity
•Jainism
•Sikhism
INDUS RIVER
•Tributaries
•Fertile Land (Pakistan)
BRAHMAPUTRA
•Flooding
WATER IN SOUTH ASIA
•Depend on the rivers, seas, and
oceans for…
AGRICULTURE
TRADING
TRANSPORTATION
ECONOMICS – SOUTH ASIA
•Varied Economies
•DEVELOPING WORLD
$$$$$$$$
Economic Activity for MOST of
SOUTH ASIA is…
AGRICULTURE!!!
------------------------*SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURE*
•Rice,Wheat,Corn
The Green Revolution
•Increased yields of food production
•India is able to feed itself
•Advanced agricultural technology
•Applies to DEVELOPING countries
PLANTATION AGRICULTURE
TEA, RUBBER, COCONUTS
(Sri Lanka)
http://www.asiatravelinfo.com/sri%20lanka/picturesandsights.asp?Pg=2
INDUSTRIES
•INDIA
•Cotton & Textiles (Kashmir)
•Iron and Steel
•Film/Movies
•Use p.639
History of SOUTH ASIA:
•INVASIONS
Aryans – spread Hinduism
Mughals – Mongolia
British – colonized; *1947*
TAJ MAHAL
•Built by Shah Jahan as a tomb for his
wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
•National Symbol of India
http://taj-mahal.indiantravelportal.com/
LEADERS IN INDIA
http://www.nuvs.com/ashram/gallery/index.html
Nehru & Gandhi
•Indira Gandhi
Prime Minister
1966-77;1980-84
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Independent/Indira.html
•Rajiv Gandhi
Prime Minister
1984-1989
http://www.spur.asn.au/rajiv.htm
India’s Prime Minister
http://pmindia.nic.in/home.htm
Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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