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Reading Culture: Spring 2018- India

Spring 2018- A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Spring 2018 Scholarship Finalists

Congratulations to the Spring 2018 Scholarship Essay Finalists

  • Noelia Alvarez

  • Huy Nguyen

  • Jonathan Raj

  • Namita Singh

  • Natalia Correa Usubillaga

About India

India

Sources: CIA World Factbook; World Bank

Full name: Republic of India (Bharatiya Ganarajya)

Government type: Federal parliamentary republic

Date of independence: 15 August 1947 (from UK)

National holiday: 26 January (1950)-- Republic Day

Population: 1,281,935,911 (July 2017 est.)

Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan

Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north

Terrain: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north

Capital: New Delhi

Area: 3,287,263 sq km (1,269,219 sq mi)

Elevation: 160 m (525 ft): lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m. (0 ft), highest point: Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft.)

Major language: Hindi (41 %), English (subsidiary official language), 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit

Major religions: Hindu 79.8%, Muslim 14.2%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.7%, other and unspecified 2% (2011 est.)

Major ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)

Life expectancy: Total: 68.8 years; Male: 67.6 years; Female: 70.1 years

Median age (2017 est.): Total: 27.9 years; Male: 27.2 years; Female: 28.6 years

Literacy*: 71.2%

Urban population (2017): 33.5%

Monetary unit: Indian rupees (INR)

Main exports: petroleum products, precious stones, vehicles, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, cereals, apparel

Gross National Income per capita**: 1,680 (US Dollars)

Internet Domain: .in

International dialing code: - 91

 * Percentage age 15 and over who can read and write

** World Bank, 2016

Resources about India

Spring 2018 Events

Alief Hayes

1/31/18 – 12:30pm Auditorium, Intro with Prof. Bryant Evans, Intro to book with Prof. Nausheen Pashazaidi

2/7/18 - 12:30pm Auditorium, Screening of the movie “Lion.” Introduced by Prof. Ritu Raju and TBD

2/13/18 -12-1pm Auditorium. “Reading Strategies for Content” arranged by Prof. Desmond Lewis INRW Dept.

3/29/18 - 12:30pm Book Discussion, Library Classroom, Led by Prof. Eva Foster

Codwell

2/21/18 - 11-12:30pm/ 1-2PM A Taste of India, Library Room 308, Come taste India's favorite snack, the Samosa!

3/07/18 - 11pm Book Discussion, Room 202 Led by Professor Payne

3/23/18 - 11-12:30pm/ 1-2PM A Taste of India, Library Room 308, Come taste India's favorite snack, the Samosa!

Katy

1/30/18 – 12:30pm Cyber Lounge, Intro with Prof. Bryant Evans, Intro to book with Prof. Melissa Miller-Waters

2/7/18 – 12:30pm Cyber Lounge, Screening of the movie “Lion.” Introduced by Prof. Ilija Gallego and Prof. Francis Hernandez Chawlani

2/12/18 -12-1pm, Cyber Lounge, “Reading Strategies for Content” arranged by Prof. Desmond Lewis INRW Dept.

2/28/18 -12:30pm Cyber Lounge, Scholars presentation like "Psychology of cross cultural adoptions" by Prof. Ilija Gallego and Prof. Nausheen Pashazaidi

3/27/18 – 12:30pm Cyber Lounge, Book Discussion led by Prof. Mary Lawson and Prof. Francis Hernandez Chawlani

Northline

2/27/18 – 6pm-7pm Northline Campus, Book Discussion led by Professor Raborn

3/23/18 – 11:30am-2pm Northline Campus, Video & Book Discussion led by Professor Raborn

Spring Branch

2/1/18- 12:30 pm Eagle Room, Intro with Prof. Bryant Evans, Intro to book with Prof. Melissa Miller-Waters

2/7/18- 12:30pm Screening of film at the Reel, Intro by Prof Ritu Raju and Prof. Melissa Miller-Waters

2/12/18 -12-1pm, Eagle Room, “Reading Strategies for Content” arranged by Prof. Desmond Lewis INRW Dept.

3/1/2018 – 2pm, Eagle Room Scholar lecture by Bhavya Tiwari, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Houston, Intro by Prof. Ann Bragdon

3/29/18 -- 12:30pm – Book Discussion, Eagle Room Led by Prof. Cecilia Bonnor

Scholarship dates

Essays due Friday April 6th by 3pm

Essay Review meeting on April 9th 1pm, Conference Room at Spring Branch

Presentations on April 16th 1pm, Conference Room at Spring Branch

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