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NCERT Class 6 Political Science Chapter 1: Understanding Diversity

Diversity

  • Region
  • Religion
  • Culture
Region, Religion, Culture

What՚S Different?

  • Language
  • Clothes
  • Festivals
  • Looks
  • Foods
Region, Religion, Culture

Generations

Caste System – Inequality

Caste System Inequality

What a Person Writes?

  • Childhood memories
  • Accounts of kings
  • Life of forest
  • Fights and Friendships
  • Values and education
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction

Cultural Assimilation – Yes or No?

  • Transport – bus/aeroplane/train from sheep/camel/foot
  • Moved due to famine/drought/trade/job/war
  • Regions became unique due to unique history
  • City – people depend on market while countryside people depend on farms – geographical factors

Ladakh

  • Cold desert
  • Water from melting snow
  • Sheep – pashmina wool
  • Meat & milk
  • Goats, cows and dzos (yak-cows)
  • Trade route for caravans – Tibet – textile, species & silk
  • Buddhism and Islam
  • Rich in songs and poets

Kerala

  • Surrounded by sea
  • Pepper, cardamom, and cloves
  • Jews & Arabs came first
  • Spread of Christianity
  • Ibn Battuta – wrote about life of Muslims
  • Vasco da Gama came from Portugal
  • Fishing nets – Chinese - cheena-vala (Utensils to fry – cheenachatti)
  • Rice and fish

Unity in Diversity

  • Independence movement in India
  • Divide and Rule – failed
  • General Dyre – Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – Hindus and Muslims, rich and poor
  • Songs and symbols & anthem (by Rabindranath Tagore)
  • Discovery of India by Nehru – Unity is from within – tolerance and compassion – he phrased the word “Unity in Diversity”

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