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FC: A Guide to India
1: By Tyler Joyce
2: New Delhi New Delhi a modern Indian city. It is also India's capital.
3: Mohenjo Daro is one of the first Indian cities. To the left are the remains.
4: Pranab Mukherjee is India's current president. Their current government is a democracy.
5: The Aryans ruled India when the first invaded. They set up the first form of government.
6: The Eightfold Path is taught by Buddhists. Buddhism is a philosophy that has been around for an extremely long time, but it's not as old as Hinduism.
7: Hinduism is the oldest religion in India and the most popular today. It is based of the belief of gaining good karma to reach dharma.
8: Paved roads are sprawling all over modern India such as this one. Though a lot of India is still very rural and without much modern technology.
9: Old irrigations systems like the one above were used to irrigate much needed water to ancient India's crops.
10: The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for a rich man's wife. It is the iconic attraction to India.
11: Hindu temples can be found all around India since Hinduism is their main religion.
13: Sanskrit is the writing used in ancient and modern India. It's been around since the beginning of India.
14: Indians used modern tools now to make intricate stone carvings like the one above.
15: Bowls like this were made and sold by artisans in ancient India.
16: The caste system is the social hierarchy of India.The highest in the order are the Brahmins,then the Kshatriyas, then the Vaisyas, then the Sudras, then the Pariahs or "untouchables." It was used in ancient India and exists in modern India. Even though the modern government has supposed to have thrown the caste system out it still remains .
19: The Himalayas are the major mountains that divide India from the rest of the continent. Making India a subcontinent. | Nepal is the country directly above India. It is said that Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha was born there.
21: The vegetation in India consists of tropical evergreen rain forests, monsoon forests,dry deciduous forests and scrubs. As well as desert plant life and tidal and mangrove forests.