India Lecture 1

8 billion major geographic and demographic features

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Unformatted text preview: Geographic and Demographic Features •India’s climate and politics have been profoundly shaped by geography •Himalayas serve as towering sentinels on the northern border •Shield the subcontinent from Siberian winds and Central Asian invaders •Source of India’s two most important river systems: Indus and Ganges ! Major Geographic and Demographic Features •Green Revolution of 1960’s and 70’s improved production dramatically, particularly in the arid regions of the Northwest. •The revolution happened because of its technologically advanced crops and cropping methods. •India still remains highly...
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