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History 1: India: Current events

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Background on your region

Map of India

The map to the right was put together by a Reddit user who tracked Google auto-complete for the sentence "Why is [insert state name] . . ." Read more about it on the IndiaTimes.

Encyclopedia Britannica has entries on each state in India. 

QuestiaSchool has a book called The territories and states of India. Your username is your school email address and your password is sfuhs.

You should read both entries about your state (not all states are covered in The territories and states of India to gain an understanding of the history, culture, and politics of the area. This will give you grounding in exploring a current event for the region.

How to find a news site for your region

Many of the news outlets in India, both national and regional, are in English. A good way to find newspapers or online news sources for specific regions in India is to follow this path:

  • Start at the Open Directory: India Portal
    • The site is broken down by state and region
    • Within many of the states there is a link to news and media outlets

If you find that a site is not written in English you can use Google translate. Check with Carolyn if you want to use a translated article. Translated articles will definitely get you started exploring regional issues, however you should be able to find other articles on the same topic written in English. If you find yourself in this position please talk to one of the librarians about finding more articles.

 

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General Indian News Sites

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