Indus Valley Civilization Essay

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India India is well known as a nation of contrasts, and the nation itself is a paradox. It is one of the world’s oldest known civilizations, yet it has only existed as the nation the world now know sit for 67 years. Similarly, it has produced some of the most important contributions to mathematics, science, philosophy, and trade, yet it is still considered to be a developing nation. The country’s history is a long, winding journey that has led it to its current state – the world’s largest democracy featuring both the same technological advancements enjoyed by the first world and the same challenges and problems faced by the rest of the developing world. The well-known Indus Valley Civilization thrived in modern day India, Afghanistan, and…show more content…
This civilization has been recognized for making advancements in agriculture, metallurgy, and handcrafts. Most impressive, is the Indus Valley Civilization’s urbanization. They developed several large cities featuring organized buildings, water supply systems, and sewer systems. Some of these cities remain as ruins today after being excavated by archaeologists. After the end of the Indus Valley Civilization era, India’s culture continued to grow rich and eventually came into contact with the western world and Far East Asia via the Silk Road. The spices and textiles produced in India proved to be extremely lucrative during this time and were especially regarded as exquisite and exotic, and thus highly desirable, by the western world. This led to the East India…show more content…
Even though there is such a large food production in India and they are one of the world’s largest food exporters, still so many go hungry. India’s economy has boomed in the past decades, creating an even larger gap between rich and poor.Even though their middle and upper class outnumber their poor, the population is so large that the amount of people below the poverty line is unprecedented. Malnutrition of the poor is India’s largest downfall in the area of food security and nutrition. It is more common for undernutrition to occur in rural areas of India, but it even happens in cities. According to Unicef, out of the 20% of children worldwide that are “wasting” (a person or a part of the body becoming progressively weaker and more emaciated), over one third are Indian citizens. If just regarding children under the age of five years old, 43% are underweight, and 48% (or 61 million children) have stunted growth due to malnutrition. Lack of education is a large contributor to the vast disparity of nutritional security. Children whose mothers have less than 12 years of school education are five times more likely to be

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