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Unformatted text preview: untry In September 1998, more than 22 million Bangladeshis were made homeless when 2/3 of the country was covered with water On average 45­50 children drown everyday Around 17,000 children drown annually Around 6,500 people drown each year in the US Population and Settlement— India home to 1.1 billion 18 million added yearly Pakistan and Bangladesh—among the 10 most populated countries in the world at 181 & 162 million South Asia is growing twice as fast as East Asia Will surpass East Asia as the world’s most populous region in the near future Many people malnourished Family planning varies from country to country India has had family planning policies for 40 years TFR has dropped from 6 in the 1950s to 2.7 today Preference for male children, abortion of females (also in East Asia, especially China) 8 girls for every 10 boys South Asia is one of the least urbanized regions of the world—only about 25% live in cities Majority live in compact rural areas Rural­to­urban migration is caused by agricultural changes Urban South Asia— Rapid growth of cities has led to many problems Homelessness Poverty Congestion (traffic) Water shortages (especially in Bustees) Sewage problems (health problems) Squatter settlements— Bustees 3/13/13 Street Children— Indian is home to the world’s largest population of street children, estimated at 18 million India now has one of the largest numbers of child laborers in the world Children suffer from malnourishment, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, harassment from local authorities Cultural Coherence & Diversity— Origins of South Asian civilizations— Indus valley civilization flourished 4,500 years ago, then vanished around 1800 BCE By 800 BCE, a new civilization arose in Ganges Valley Hindu Civilization— Hinduism: a complicated faith without a single, uniformly accepted system of belief Various Gods and Deities recognized Hinduism has no founder, single teacher or prophet Emphasis on Karma, Dharma and social harmony Karma—present actions determine fate of future lives Dharma—the code for leading one’s life Meditation, reciting scripts, purification rituals Inclusive religion, no blasphemy Belief in reincarnation...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2014 for the course GEOG 2253 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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