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FC: India Mixbook Ron Pionk

1: India Government India is divided into 28 states and 7 union territories India's current prime minister is Manmohan Singh and he is head of the government. The president of India is Pratibha Patil and has most of the ceromonal duties. | India Economy India is primarily an agricultural nation, but its economy is changing quickly, over half of the labor force is engaged in agricultural work. The majority of India's economy is concentrated in services. India is a leading producer of peanuts, rice, cheese, tobacco, wheat, cotton, milk, sugarcane, and rubber.

2: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism are all religions formed in India. 81 percent of Indians are Hindu | Differences between religions usually are minor due to the historical Brahmin influence on most castes. Brahmin spread throughout India over time

3: Modern Religion | 13 percent of Indians are Muslims, who follow the teachings found in the Qur'an and regard Muhammad as the last messenger of Allah | Buddhism flourished for a time but did not maintain a following there. Less than 1 percent of the population is Buddhist. Jains, though economically and politically powerful in India, also comprise less than 1 percent.

4: Public Works | Roads in urban areas are well made, but those in rural regions may be unpaved and impassable in heavy rains | Buses serve as the main source of public transportation in cities | A growing number of people are able to afford cars too. | People also travel by motor scooter, tricycle-driven rickshaw, and tangas.

5: Ancient India Pubilc Works | Krishnadeva Raya, the ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire, constructed The Vithala Temple at Hampi. It has a magnificent stone chariot in the courtyard of the temple. | An ancient capital of the Bhanja rulers, Khiching is located about 205 km from Balasore and 150 km from Baripada in the Mayurbhanj district of north Orissa. A center of art and architecture the area has several exquisite temples and monuments. It was a major center of civilization around the 8th to 12th centuries AD

6: CASTE SYSTEM | The caste system is based on your Darma you have in your first life and if its good you will have good karma in your second life, bad darma means bad karma. | untouchable means the outcast. (lowest caste)

7: Modern Caste System | The caste system is still socially relevant in India, even when the topic is avoided by general rhetoric. Caste has become an important factor in the politics of India, although elections in the first decade of the 21st century seem to have diminished a hold that was very much evident in the previous few decades. | The caste-based reservations in India have led to widespread protests, such as the 2006 Indian anti-reservation protests, with many complaining of reverse discrimination against the forward castes (the castes that do not qualify for the reservation).

8: Writing System of the past | The Decimal system and Place value system were developed in India in 100 B.C. | The number system was first invented in ancient India. Zero was first used by Aryabhatta | The first Indian script, developed in the Indus Valley around 2600 B.C. is still undeciphered. Thus, it is still not possible to fully understand this civilization, as we have no readable records of their beliefs, history, rulers or literature

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