Middle Earth: India
This is where the true Middle Earth is.
About the India the Middle Earth
Some of you people may be asking yourself about why Middle Earth may be in India, but once you know about this region you begin to understand why. Trust me.
First India has a few basic things you might want to know such as language, landscape, and culture. India is mixed with a lot of different languages but the main language that is written and orally spoken would have to be Hindi. India also contains its varied culture and in this culture India's two main religious beliefs: Hinduism and Buddhism. The many aspects of this Indian culture can be seen constantly everyday. For example, an aspect of their culture is that cows are sacred and are worshiped everyday. Finally, India's landscape is the part you want to pay attention to because it can be really intriguing. India has a diverse landscape. What I mean by this is that India has a mountainous region, a desert region, plains, plateaus, mountain valleys, grassy hills, and river valleys. After hearing the landscape of India, can't you relate to Middle Earth? I believe you would because certain areas like the grassy hills and the mountainous regions are those you would imagine in Middle Earth. Anyways, now you know the culture, language, and physical landscape of the true Middle Earth known as India.
Why is India a good Middle Earth?
Why is India a good Middle Earth? Well, where do I begin. First lets start with Bilbo's town of Hobbiton. The river valleys, hills, and plateaus all contribute to supporting the fact of India being Middle Earth. In the text it describes Bilbo's town known as Hobbiton (Which is in the West Farthing of the Shire) as a "snug little village under a hill." This tells us or gives us a hint that the village is a somewhat lively and grassy place which is perfectly represented by India's river valleys, hills, plains, and plateaus. Next we have the Misty Mountains that are shown in the book. In the text, it states that "it was a long and treacherous climb" when they were going through the mountains. This shows us in our mind how the mountain should look. Again, India would be the perfect place to represent this because of its mountainous region and mountain valleys. In the book it clearly describes the mountains and the authors description resembles India in every way.
This is a picture of a mountain valley in India and this resembles to Middle Earth because it can be related to the scene where they can see where they need to go in the Misty Mountains. (In the back there are white mountains)
This is a scenery in India that can resemble Middle Earth because this can be related to Hobbiton or show you the image of where Bilbo's hole is located.
This is a mountain in India and this shows us a sign that India is Middle Earth because this scenery resembles Middle Earth by having a resemblance to the Lonely Mountain described in the book.
Are there other regions that represent Middle Earth better than India? No way!
These are the hills in India.
This is the town on Hobbiton described in the book.
I would say that these two places resemble each other therefore enhancing the fact that India is Middle Earth