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India

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how do castes, reincarnation, and dharma relate to each other?   If you follow the darmha for your caste, you will be reincarnated into a higher caste.  
"As you sow, so shall yyou reap" meaning?   Karma: If you do something good, something good will happen to you.  
what is Moksha?   when you are released for reincarnation, you have reached _______ hindus want to obtain this.  
India is part of South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent (along with Pakistan and Bangladesh), separated from the rest of Asia by the mountainous barrier of the _____________ and the ________________.   India is part of South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent (along with Pakistan and Bangladesh), separated from the rest of Asia by the mountainous barrier of the _____Himalayas________ and the _______Hindu Kush_________.  
The mountain ranges in northern India contain the headwaters (streams that are the sources of rivers) of the ____Ganges______, ___________________, and __________________ Rivers.   The mountain ranges in northern India contain the headwaters (streams that are the sources of rivers) of the ____Ganges______, ___________Indus________, and ________Brahmaputra__________ Rivers.  
The ____________________________ stretches across northern India from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal, close to where the Brahmaputra and the Ganges join into one of the world’s largest river deltas in Bangladesh.   The _________Indo-Gangetic Plain___________________ stretches across northern India from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal, close to where the Brahmaputra and the Ganges join into one of the world’s largest river deltas in Bangladesh.  
India’s land features from North to South range from the high mountains, to river valleys and fertile flood plains of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus, to the _______________ which dominates the southern end of the peninsula   India’s land features from North to South range from the high mountains, to river valleys and fertile flood plains of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus, to the ___ Deccan Plateau____________ which dominates the southern end of the peninsula  
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Temperatures in India range from very hot in the tropical ____ to near Arctic cold in the mountainous ___.   Temperatures in India range from very hot in the tropical south to near Arctic cold in the mountainous north.  
India is the _______ most populous country on the earth after China, with a population of ______________ people and some of the world’s largest cities.   India is the ___2nd____ most populous country on the earth after China, with a population of ______1.1+ billion_________ people and some of the world’s largest cities.  
About _____% of India’s population is employed in agriculture. Major crops include _____   About _the majority___ of India’s population is employed in agriculture. Major crops include____rice, grain, spices, cotton, and tea_  
Since the 1990’s, India has been experiencing rapid economic growth,especially in high tech industries. _____ are an important product.   Since the 1990’s, India has been experiencing rapid economic growth, especially in high tech industries. ______Textiles___ are an important product.  
Poverty is a concern, despite India’s economic growth. About ______% of India’s population lives on less than $____ a day (2008 World Almanac), with about _____% of India’s poor living in rural areas.   Poverty is a concern, despite India’s economic growth. About __majority____% of India’s population lives on less than $__2___ a day (2008 World Almanac), with about ___majority_% of India’s poor living in rural areas.  
______________ and _____________ are two of the most widely spoken of India’s languages. About _______% of the population speaks ________________. Most Indian languages are derived from _______sanskrit_______________   ____Hindi__________ and _____English_________ are two of the most widely spoken of India’s languages. About ___30____% of the population speaks ______Hindi___________. Most Indian languages are derived from _______sanskrit_______________  
About _______% of the population is Hindu .   About ___majority__% of the population is Hindu.  
c. _________________, _________________, ___________________, and ________________, although minority religions each have followings numbering in the millions.   c. ____Buddhism______________, _________Jainism___________, ______Christianity_______________, and ______Sikhism_________________, although minority religions each have followings numbering in the millions.  
. Although abolished in India’s constitution, the social divisions of the centuries old ________________ (based primarily on occupation or profession) can still influence social mobility and economic opportunity.   . Although abolished in India’s constitution, the social divisions of the centuries old __caste system______________ (based primarily on occupation or profession) can still influence social mobility and economic opportunity.  
India is the world’s most populous_______________. It is governed by a federal parliamentary system which includes a two house legislative branch, an executive branch, and a judicial branch with a supreme court.   India is the world’s most populous __democracy_____________. It is governed by a federal parliamentary system which includes a two house legislative branch, an executive branch, and a judicial branch with a supreme court.  
India has ________ states (including the disputed _________, India’s only Muslim majority state) and 7 union territories.   India has ___28__ states (including the disputed __Kashmir_____, India’s only Muslim majority state) and 7 union territories.  
Hinduism   Hindus worship many Gods Reincarnation – the belief that the soul is reborn again and again in different forms Karma – the positive or negative force caused by a person’s actions Special respect for cows  
Buddhism   Founded by Siddartha Gautama, who became known as Buddha, or the “enlightened one” Suffering is caused by desires Nirvana – the escape from sufferin  
Jainism   Teaches that all things in nature have souls Reject all forms of violence against any living thing Vegetarians  
Sikhism   Combines elements of Hinduism and Islam History of service in the army Some want to break away from India and form an independent country believe in one God  


   






 
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