- India is a southward extension of the Asian continent.
- It is centrally located between East and West Asia.
- India’s location helps it to maintain close relations with West Asia, Africa and Europe.
- India is the only country that has such a long coastline on the Indian Ocean. That is, the eminent position of India in the Indian Ocean, which justifies the name of the Ocean after it.
- India’s contacts with the world have continued through ages but the relationship through land routes is much older than the maritime contacts.
- Various passes across the mountains in the north have provided passages to ancient travelers, much before the oceans did. These routes have contributed in the exchange of ideas and commodities since ancient times.
- Ideas of Upanishads, Ramayana and stories of Panchtantra, Indian Numerals and decimal system thus, could reach many parts of the world.
- Spices, muslin and other merchandise were taken from India to different countries.
- Influence of greek sculpture, architectural styles of dome and minarets can be seen in different parts of the country.
India and The World - Concepts - Chapter 1 Class 9 Geography - India-Size And Location - Geography
Last updated at Aug. 1, 2023 by Teachoo