GETh 407: Regional Geography and Environment of South Asia

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 407Regional Geography and Environment of South Asia Nazmun Nahar24210:00-10:50 A.M. (Sunday), 9:00-9:50 A.M. (Wednesday), 9:00-9:50 A.M. (Thursday)

1. Introduction
    1.1 Defining the region and Geographical Location, Land and borders
    1.2 History of South Asia as a Geographical Regions
    1.3 Member Countries
    1.4 Basic Demographic and Socio-economic Data Base

2. Natural Landscape of South Asia
    2.1 The Natural Landscape
    2.2 Climatic Division
    2.3 Natural Vegetation
    2.4 Soil

3. Cultural Environment of South Asia
    3.1 Ethnic Mosaic
    3.2 Population
            3.2.1 Population Growth
            3.2.2 Population Composition
            3.2.3 Population Dynamics
    3.3 Economy
            3.3.1 Economic Pattern
            3.3.2 Links to global economy
            3.4 Agriculture
            3.4.1 Agricultural Systems
            3.4.2 Major Crop Productions
            3.4.3 Green Revolution & Food Security
    3.5 Industry & Trade
            3.5.1 Large Scale Industry
            3.5.2 Medium & Small Scale Industry
            3.5.3 Industrial Policies

4. Major Problems and Co-operation of South Asia
    4.1 Environmental Problems
    4.2 Water Sharing of Major Rivers
    4.3 Introduction to SAARC

Suggested Readings

  • Bradshaw White Dymond Chack – Contemporary World Regional Geography
  • H.J. Blijj Peter O. Muller – Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts
  • Dutt, Ashok K and Margaret M. Geils, Atlas of S.A.. Westview Press, London, 1987
  • Kuniyan, George, Indian A General Survey, National Book Trust. New Delhi, 1970
  • John, B.L.C., South Asia : Heinemann Educational, London
  • Spate, O.H.K. & et. al., Indian, Pakistan and Ceylon, The Regions, Methuen & Co. London, 1967
  • Spate, O.H.K. & A.T.A. Learmonth, India and Pakistan, Methuen & Co. London, 1967
  • Davis, K., The Population of India & Pakistan. University Press, Prenceton: 1951
  • Wadian, D.N., Geology of India. Macmillan & Co. London. 1966
  • Abbasi, Bushra Afzal, Geography of South Asia, Sang-e-Meel Publication, Lahore: 1991
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