Facts, History, and Information

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India's History Timeline

  1. The Mogul Empire's rule begins, combining some of North and South India, in 1526.
  2. In order to have access with India's goods, France, Great Britain, and Holland create trading posts in the 1600s.
3. The Taj Mahal construction begins in honor of Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan's wife in 1638.

4. India is taken over by the British in 1858.

5. In 1915, Gandhi launched a nonviolent resistance against the British.
6. After gaining independence from Britain, India splits into India and Pakistan, in 1947.

7. In 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
8. In 1983, India wins the world cup for cricket.
9. India tests it's first nuclear weapon in 1998.
10. In 2004-2005, southern coastal communities are destroyed from a series of natural disasters.

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Postcard: Gir National Park

The Gir national park is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India. The park is the sole home for Asiatic Lions and has diverse flora and fauna. The Gir National Park is a very important and protected area for wild animals and plants. Godavari, Raval, Machhundri, Hiran, Shingoda, Shetrunji, and Datardi are all major rivers in the Gir region. There are about 2,375 total fauna species including mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The Gir National Park is very important to wildlife and would be a very fun place to visit!

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What Is Diwali?

Diwali is a celebration also known as Divali or "the festival of lights." Diwali takes place every year on Dhanteras, or 2 days before Diwali, and ends on Bhai Dooj, or 2 days after Diwali. Diwali is celebrated annually, in Autumn. On the night of Diwali, Hindus dress in their best outfit and light candles and lamps inside and outside of their homes. After they pray, fireworks light up the sky, then families have feasts. Once families are done with their feast, they exchange gifts with each other.

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Hinduism is an ancient religion that is practiced all around the globe. Most Hindus would worship either 1 or more than 1 deities, they would also value meditation practice. Deities are Gods and Goddesses, for example there are Vishnu, Shiva, and Shakti. Another God goes by the name Brahman, but some Hindus think of the Ultimate Reality as Brahman. Dharma is 1 of 4 purposes for human life in Hinduism, Dharma means to fulfill one's purpose. Karma as a religious term means actions that would affect one's luck in their life and the next. The ultimate spirit goal for most Hindus would to be released from the cycle of samsara.

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Gandhi's Twitter Feed

Gandhi's tweets:

  1. My followers, never forget about the people around you and their feelings.
  2. Never forget the golden rule: treat others the way you would want people to treat you.
  3. Always remember the good inside everyone around you.
  4. Everyone is a good person, and everyone is capable of doing anything.
  5. If you believe, you can do the impossible.

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Compare and Contrast: Hindu Marriage Ceremony & Taiwanese Marriage Ceremony

Comparison: Both ceremonies worship the Gods. During both ceremonies, their elders are respected.
Contrast: Taiwanese weddings worship their ancestors, but Hindu weddings worship planets and stars. Taiwanese weddings have 6 procedures, but Hindu weddings have 14 procedures.

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Compare and Contrast Pictures: India's Colonization, the Past and Now

Past, When the British Took over India

COMPARE: In both of the timelines, conflicts are possible because in the past, war could start from India resisting the British, and in the present it's possible a Civil war could start from an argument.

Present, When India has Independence


India didn't have independence back then, and now they have independence and freedom in their lives.

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Fun Facts

  1. By area, India is the 7th largest country.
  2. There are lots of monsoons because of where India is located.
  3. Urdu, Tamil, and Hindi are all examples of the many languages spoken in India.
  4. The most populated city in India is Mumbai, but New Delhi is the capitol city.
  5. Mahatma Gandhi is famous because of the part he played to help gain India's independence.

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Ganges River importance to Hindus

The Ganges river is very important to the Hindus because they believe it is the lord Shiva's hair. The river is worshiped and considered as a holy river.