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Education of India
-Children are required to attend school until the age of 14. -literacy rate is 65%-government is committed to extending educational opportunities to women and members of the lower social classes-children in urban areas wear uniforms, and attend school two Saturdays a month as well as during the week

Health care of India
-state run hospital system has improved in recent years-malaria is under control-HIV and AIDS continue to be a problem

language of India
-18 official languages (nearly 400 altogether) -hundreds of local dialects-Hindi is the most widely spoken-English is the common language of international business and tourism, and is widely spoken in part of India that were once under British rule

religon of India
-Most are Hindus-other religions include Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, and Sikhism (good deeds and meditation bring release from the cycle of reincarnation)-Hindu’s do not eat beef, and Muslims do not eat pork

arts of India
-artistic expression is as important as religion in India-two great epic poems Mahabharata and the Ramayana which combine hindu social and religious beliefs-India has numerous classical dance styles, most of which are based on themes from Hindu mythology-India has the world’s largest film industry, centered in Mumbai and called Bollywood

family life of India
-Family is the most important social unit-extended families live together, sharing household chores and finances-arranged marriages do take place, but is slowly changing-brides go to live with their husband and their extended families

Leisure of India
-middle class: going to movies and watching television-rural areas: break during the agricultural season allows families to attend weddings and other family celebrations-cricket is one of the most popular sports-drive on the left side of the road

education of Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka
-Maldives’ literacy rate is 97%-Bhutan’s literacy rate is 47%-Nepal’s literacy rate is 48%-traditional schools teach children the Quran-English-language schools teach children through the secondary level-Sri Lankans receive free education from primary through university level-only 20% of Bhutan’s elementary aged children are enrolled in school

Health Care of Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and SriLanka
-quality and availability of health care are low-in Maldives people rely on traditional medicine-Hospitals and health care professionals are too few to meet the need of the people-often results in lower life expectancies

Language ofNepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and SriLanka
-In Nepal the majority speak Nepali, but there are 12 other languages spoken-Sir Lankans speak Sinhalese (official language) and Tamil-People of Maldives speak Dhivehi, and English-The people of Bhutan speak Dzongka

Religion of Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and SriLanka
-most people in Nepal are Hindu, and a small number of people in Bhutan and Sri Lanka-Buddhism is dominant in Bhutan and Sri Lanka, but is also practiced in Nepal-Maldives’ islands are Islamic

Arts ofNepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and SriLanka
-artistic spirit is seen in everyday life-The Buddhist stupas(shrines) of Nepal and Sri Lanka and the fortified monasteries of Bhutan illustrate this spirit-Dance is popular in Bhutan and Nepal, and often tells religious or historical stories

education of Pakistan and Bangladesh
-is lagging-literacy rates average 48% in Pakistan and 43% in Bangladesh-social and cultural barriers make education in rural areas difficult-in some areas of Pakistan, girls are not allowed to be educated for religious reasons-in Bangladesh most children attend elementary school but only 47% go on to secondary school

Health care of Pakistan and Bangladesh
-is poor in both countries-waterborne disease is a problem in Bangladesh (vast flood plain)

Language of Pakistan and Bangladesh
-Bangla is the main language spoken in Bangladesh-Urdu is the official language in Pakistan but is only spoken by 8% of the population-Most Pakistanis speak Punjabi-English is spoken by those who attended universities and work in government

Religion of Pakistan and Bangladesh
-Islam is the main religion in both countries, even though Hinduism is practiced-a small amount of people do practice Christianity, Buddhism, and Sikhism

The Arts of Pakistan and Bangladesh
-use visual arts to express religious beliefs and document daily life-stone carving and sculpture do exist-literature and dance are important in Bangladeshi culture-music and literature are the richest of all Pakistani art forms

Family Life of Pakistan and Bangladesh
-center of social life-extended family live in close proximity, or share a home- many marriages are arranged, but as people become more educated they are choosing their own partners-the wife typically lives with the husbands family-smaller families are more common in urban areas

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