South Asia

Important Concepts

The formation of the Himalayas.

Reasons for the monsoons (wet and dry).

Cultural diversity. Cultural diversity. Cultural diversity.

The Indus Valley civilization and the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta civilizations as culture hearths: ideas and innovations diffused outward from these regions.

The roots of Hinduism. The spread of Hinduism. Their philosophy of life.

The roots of Buddhism. The spread of Buddhism. Their philosophy of life.

European involvement in South Asia.

Muslims in India: the worlds largest religious minority. Islamic influence on life in South Asia.

India's economy is booming and their middle class is growing fast.