describe the cultural diversity of South Asia (religious,…

Question Answered step-by-step describe the cultural diversity of South Asia (religious,… describe the cultural diversity of South Asia (religious, linguistic, etc).  Then address how cultural diversity impacts political relations within and between the countries of  South Asia.  Does is exacerbate conflict or does it promote cooperation? Focusing on one set of interactions might be helpful.  Conclude with some thoughts on the historical Silk Road as a mechanism for cultural exchange. I expect to see good use of the text material       pWhy Study South and Central Asia?It has a long history: Harrapan civilization occupied the Indus valley, considered one of the beginnings of civilizationIt has a huge geographic scale; Region accounts for 25% of world’s population and by 2050 India will surpass China as world’s most populous countryIt is culturally complex: Hinduism and Buddhism originated in South Asia and Islam made its way there by the Middle Ages.It is a growing economic power; India is a rising economic star and South Asia provides many of the world’s goods and servicesIt is politically significant: India has the world’s largest democracy and India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons.It has numerous political conflicts: the current war in Afghanistan, the tensions between India and Pakistan, and conflicts in Central Asia.What you need to know.What countries make up Central Asia and South Asia?What religions dominate in each region?What European empires dominated the area? What is the legacy of British ColonialismWhy is Central/South Asia the cradle of religions?What is the Silk Road? Why would some consider this an early form of globalization? How has the Silk Road influence cultural exchange?What are the major challenges facing South and Central Asia. Two issues facing South and Central Asia:Population growthLike China, countries like India have sought to control the population, but haven’t made radical attempts like China and have been mildly successfulUrbanizationOverall urbanization is lower in South Asia than East Asia, but like East Asia there are many large cities as people move from the countryside to the citiesUrban planning will become a major concernWhat are India’s major environmental challenges? What is the impact of the Monsoon?  Arts & Humanities Communications Public Relations GVPP 210 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)

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