Racial Diversity in India

Racial Diversity in India

Favourable physiography and prevailing climate condition of the country has been the cause of influx of population streams majorly from central Asia along with Australia and Tanzania thus the resultant racial diversity in India. It is the long temporal influx of these people that marks the development of India as the example of multiracial country. The validity of racial categorization have been discarded in context of strong intermixing among the racial communities .It is census report  1991 that thus avails the data for the general spatial categorization and analysis of…

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Indian Soil Types

Indian Soil Types

Indian Soil The diversity of prevailing climatic conditions, geological structure and the vegetative stand interprets the diversities of Indian soil types. Indian council of agricultural research has classified Indian soil types as:- Alluvial soil Black soil Red soil Desert soil Laterite soil Mountain soil Peat and Bog soil Saline and Alkaline soil These Indian soil types are discussed below Alluvial soil– Alluvial soil is one of the most important of the Indian soil types. The Alluvial soil pertaining to the featureless lowlands of the country is typical to Northern plains…

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Indus Valley Civilisation

Indus Valley Civilisation

Indus Valley Civilisation Indus Valley Civilisation is also known as Harappan civilisation.Mainly located in present day Pakistan and state of Gujarat in India. Mohenjodaro,Harappa,Dholavira ,Lothal were important cities where this civilization flourished. Cities were highly developed with grid system of roads which cut across one another at right angles. The great Bath at mohenjodaro,large granary,efficient drainage system,etc shows that the Indus valley was a civilization of high order. Harappan grew cotton ,wheat,Barley and used ploughed field.Several animals were also domesticated by the ancient people of Indus Valley civilsation. The Indus Valley…

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ESSENTIALS OF WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500 TO PRESENT

ESSENTIALS OF WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500 TO PRESENT

The 1500s and 1600s: Clash of Civilizations (LOCATIONS: Russia, England, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Latin America, West Indies, China) The Modern World history The great European voyages of discovery ushered in a new age of world history, the modern age that continues to the present day. This was the first truly global age when ships from Europe sailed the world’s oceans bringing together the Old World and the New. The consequences were enormous: populations in the Americas were destroyed and replaced by newcomers from distant lands, international trade swelled, and people the world over started…

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Indian Vegetation

Indian Vegetation

The dominance of tropical monsoonal charactersitics make india dominantly recognized with hardwood decidious varieities of vegetation.collectively the Indian vegetation can be categorised as       A)The tropical Rainy or evergreen Indian vegetation is identified in the par moist location of the country .It is further subdivided into              1)Wet evergreen vegetation is the closest forest type applicable to regions with precipitation of more than 250 cm.The vegetation is dense with height varying from 35 to 40m. The major locations are malabar coast and part of…

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WORLD HISTORY : ESSENTIALS OF UPTO 1500

WORLD HISTORY : ESSENTIALS OF UPTO 1500

World history is the story of human experience. It is a story of how people, ideas, and goods spread across the earth creating our past and our present. To help us better understand this experience, we will divide history into four main eras: prehistory, ancient times, middle ages, and modern times. Origin of World History Our story begins during prehistory in east Africa where human life began. From Africa humans spread to Eurasia (Europe and Asia), to Australia, and finally to the Americas. Human migration was one of the great waves of history. During…

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Evidence of Sea Level Change

Evidence of Sea Level Change

Climate change and Sea Level change Sea level change is a central concern of geographers. The study of sea level is important as it gives evidence of tectonic changes and insight to climate modifications. Sea level is not static. Either the sea surface or land surface or both in combination rise or fall. The changes in sea level may be regional or global. It may be short term or long term. The short term changes are caused by Tsunamis. Evidence of Sea level change A relative change in sea level…

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA :Download Material

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA :Download Material

Like people in any other part of the world Indians too, have a rich legacy of scientific ideas. A desire to know the unknown, accompanied with experimentation and observation have always generated scientific temper.The science and technology in India has a rich history and heritage.Several great Indians have made significant contribution in the fields of Astronomy,Mathematics,Medicine,Metallurgy in the ancient and Medieval period.In the modern era,contribution of Indians in the field of Space technology ,Nuclear energy,medicine and health science etc are to be highlighted. DOWNLOAD the IGNOU material on Science and Technology in…

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IGNOU MATERIAL ON INDIAN ARCHITECTURE

IGNOU MATERIAL ON INDIAN ARCHITECTURE

Indian Architecture Indian architecture is a synthesis of indigenous styles and external influences which has lent it a unique characteristic of its own.Indian Architecture evolved in various ages in different parts and regions of the country.The ancient ,medieval ,colonial and modern architecture has its distinct features.There are around 26 sites in India which are included under UNESCO world heritage sites. Read the full material on Indian Architecture from IGNOU

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Music and Dance forms of India:IGNOU MATERIAL

Music and Dance forms of India:IGNOU MATERIAL

The music and dance forms of India has a rich heritage.Music has been the most popular art form in India. This topic covers Hindustani and carnatic music ,the Sufi and Bhakti saints of music ,contribution of classical and folk dance forms to Indian heritage.The origin of Indian drama can be traced back to the Vedas. Read the full material on PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA from IGNOU

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