India Global Fellow
Fellowships in India emphasize economic and social empowerment, sustainable business, and conservation.
Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north
Upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north. Dominates South Asian subcontinent; near important Indian Ocean trade routes; Kanchenjunga, third tallest mountain in the world, lies on the border with Nepal.
1,251,695,584 (July 2015)
Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%
Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%. Note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication
Information from the CIA's World Factbook