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South Asia 2 - o Urban South Asia Just 25% of South Asian...

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o Urban South Asia Just 25% of South Asian people live in urban areas, many live in bustees (sprawling squatter settlements) Mumbai Largest city in South Asia, with finance, commerce, industry Less-fortunate live in "hutments: crude shelters build on sidewalks Delhi 11+ million people; India's capital, British colonial imprint Calcutta More than 12 million people: poverty, pollution, congestion, homelessness Karachi More than 7 million people; Pakistan's largest city Political and ethnic tension between native Sinsis and Muhajirs (Muslim refugees from India) 2. Cultural Coherence and Diversity o Since its inception in 1948, India has been a secular state Growth of Hindu nationalism: movement promoting Hindu values as essential and exclusive fabric if India society Tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India Tensions between fundamentalists and secularists in Pakistan o Origins of South Asian Civilizations Indus Valley civilization established 5000 years ago
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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