What is India’s primary religion?
When did Muslim invaders arrive?
What did cultivating in a Muslim dynasty led by the Moguls do to the religion?
Many changed to Islam
What did Britain’s imperialist policy result in?
control of India
When did India win its independence?
What did India become in 1947?
Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan
Who is the world’s most populous democracy?
Who is second in population in South Asia?
Who is first in population in South Asia?
India’s cities are some of the world’s most populated cities, but most people live where?
Why have people been migrating to cities?
better opportunities, straining resources
What is the most widely spoke language?
What percent of India is Hindu?
What group holds 13% of India?
Where do high jatis live?
Where do low jatis live?
surrounding area of village center
How does marriage work?
The marriage is arranged according to jati and their parents
What kind of family lives in the villages? (not rich or poor)
What sparked the economic growth?
Governmental deregulation of many industries
What work does half of the population participate in?
What do farmers rely on?
Where do most well-educated people work?
high technology and engineering fields
What increases each year? What causes this?
Energy consumption due to buying of cars and the use of more electricity
What do most poor countries lack?
What obstacles do poor countries face?
achieving sustainable development
What advantages does the Buddhist tradition have?
encourages respects for nature & the value of all life forms
What major environmental problems do Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka face?
Deforestation, soil & water issues
What companies have used clear-cutting?
What happens when rain forests disappear?
soil erodes, rain produces floods, and temperatures rise
What threatens the endangered and rare wildlife?
intruding settlements and poaching
What does Bhutan’s constitution require?
to keep 60% of its land forested and it encourages organic farming
What group raises environmental action to the cabinet level?
Sir Lanka’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Maldives and Bhutan has launched programs what are the programs doing?
limiting fossil fuels
What is the goal of limiting fossil fuels?
hopes to have no carbon emissions by 2020
What do Pakistan and Bangladesh share?
Muslim influence, British colonialism, and the pursuit of independence
What has independence in Pakistan been marked?
unstable, violent, and has a continuous struggle with India over the Kashmir region
What did the Bengali people gain? Who helped them?
independence with the help from India
What age group makes most of the population?
Where do most Pakistanis live?
rural areas along the Indus River
What country is the most densely populated in South Asia?
What is dropping in Bangladesh?
What is the annually growth rate of the population in Pakistan?
What is the predominant religion in Pakistan and Bangladesh?
What rate is very low in Pakistan and Bangladesh?
What 2 things are very important in Bangladesh and Pakistan?
Literature and dance
What is very widespread in Pakistan and Bangladesh?
What do Pakistan and Bangladesh rely on?
agriculture and textiles
What is the primary transportation in Pakistan?
What are most people in Bangladeshis?
What is the major crop in Bangladesh?
What country is the leading producer in the field of aquaculture?