Developing Countries

Topics: Poverty, Demography, Population Pages: 4 (1259 words) Published: August 15, 2013
The Rebuplic of India is a country which can be found in South Asia, bordering on China and neighbouring Nepal, Bandladesh and Pakistan. Indian dependence was granted in 1947 thanks to Ghandi and Nehru who non-violently resisted the British rule after Great Britian became the dominant political power in India in the early 19th century. It is considered to be one third of the size of the US. While it is the home of the famous Taj Mahal and Himilayas, in it's capital New Delhi lives 21.72 million residents out of the massive (approx.) 1,220,800,359 people who reside in India overall. That's over one billion people! It is estimated that by 2045, India's population will exceed that of China's and that by 2016, India's population will be larger than all the more developed countries combined! (eg. Australia, the US, Japan, countries of Europe, etc) That is a vast amount of people to be accountable for, which may one of the reasons that India is considered a developing country - that is, a country with a low gross domestic product (GDP), little access to technology and poor industry and limited trade arrangements. India's GDP is $3,900 per capita as of 2012. Other than the lack of population control, other reasons may include high income inequality, lack of apropriate fund management and the internal commotion that resides within the country. For example, India lacks unity, because although the most common language spoken is Hindi, only 41% of the population speaks it. However, 80% are united in the same religion, Hindu. Another reason why India is a developing country may be because literacy rates are low; only 61% recieve literacy education with 73% being male. Sound a bit suspicious?

Gender Equality...or Inequality?
India is a patriarchy society - males rule the household. There is gender inequality amongst the Indian society where women are commonly subjected to arranged marriages and have been traditionally since the fourth century. In a patriarchal...
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