GEO 105 Notes Nov 14

GEO 105 Notes Nov 14 - GEO 105 Notes Nov 14 Urban South...

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GEO 105 Notes Nov 14 Urban South Asiap523 25% urban, many live in bustees (sprawling squatter settlements) 1. Mumbai: (Bombay)- largest city in S Asia: 16 Mill+. Center of finance, commerce, industry, film 2. Delhi a. 11+ mill people; India’s capital; British colonial imprint 3. Calcutta (Kolkata) a. More than 12 mil people: poverty, pollution, congestion, homelessness 4. Karachi: a. More than 7 mill people; Pakistan’s largest city b. Political and ethnic tensions b/t native Sindis and Muhajirs ( Muslim refugees from India) 5. Islamabad: 6. Forward capital: symbolically and geographically intent I. Connecting the urban a. Quadrilateral highway i. Multilane highways rare, travel time long ii. Rail major source of distance travel iii. New router major cities: 1. New Delhi 2. Kolkata 3. Chennai
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4. Mumbai II. Cultural Coherence and Diversity a. Origins of South Asian Civilizations i. Indus valley civ established 5,000 years ago ii. By 800 BC a new urban focus in Ganges Valley b. Hindu Civilization i. Hinduism a complicated faith 1. No single, uniformly accepted system of belief
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