LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE




Prof. David Campion




The Indian Empire from the Imperial Gazetteer of India, map by J.G. Bartholew & Co., 1909

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MAP EXERCISE


This assignment is intended to provide a sense of the physical setting over which the history of South Asia has unfolded. It will give an appreciation of the topography, distances, cities, states, and political boundaries of the British raj, the princely states of India, and the nations of present-day South Asia. In this exercise, students are encouraged to use J. Schwartzberg (ed), A Historical Atlas of South Asia and Gordon Johnson (ed), A Cultural Atlas of India as well as other atlases and reference works.

You are not obligated to complete this assignment on your own. You may collaborate with each other in preparing your maps (but beware of shared errors). Do not be concerned about the various spellings of Indian names; after all, they were not originally written in the Roman script. All items must be clearly labeled on the maps in block letters (not number-keyed to a list in the margin) so that future reference is easy for you and grading is easy for the instructor. Grades will be based primarily on accuracy and neatness, but artistic flourish and creativity will also be considered.

The blank maps supplied in class are the ones that must be used. Do not submit computer-generated designs. Please staple the three maps together and be sure to put your name on every page.

Maps are due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, January 31.




MAP I

Using a pastel color, shade all areas above 1500 ft (not meters).

Geographical Features:
Arabian Sea
Deccan
Hindu Kush Mts.
Karakoram Range


Aravalli Range
Gomal Pass
Khyber Pass
Western Ghats


Bay of Bengal
Bolan Pass
Thar Desert
Vindhya Range


Himalaya Mts. (show Mt. Everest)
Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin)

Rann of Kutch


Rivers:
Brahmaputra
Gandak
Hugli/Hoogly
Mahandi
Son

Chambal
Ganges/Ganga
Indus
Gogra
Sutlej

Chenab
Godavari
Jhelum
Penner
Ravi

Kaveri/Cauvery
Narmada/Narbada
Krishna/Kistna
Irrawaddy
Yamuna/Jamuna/Jumna




MAP II

Cities:
Agra
Amritsar
Benares/Varanasi
Chandigarh
Dhaka/Dacca
Hyderabad
Jaipur
Kabul
Kargil
Lhasa
Nagpur
Pokhran/Pokaran
Rangoon/Yangon
Surat


Ahmedabad
Ayodhya
Bhopal
Chittor/Chittorgarh
Delhi
Imphal
Jammu
Kandahar
Kathmandu
Lucknow
Patna
Pune/Poona
Seringapatam



Aligarh
Bangalore
Bombay/Mumbai
Cochin/Kochi
Goa
Islamabad
Jhansi
Kanpur/Cawnpore
Kohima
Madras/Chennai
Peshawar
Pondicherry
Simla



Allahabad
Baroda/Vadodara
Calcutta (Fort William)
Colombo
Gorakhpur
Jaffna
Jodhpur
Karachi
Lahore
Meerut
Plassey/Pulasi
Port Blair
Srinagar



Regions: *
Andaman Islands
Bengal
Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh
Orissa
Sind


Assam
Bihar
Jhansi
Maharashtra
Punjab
Tamil Nadu


Awadh/Oudh
Ceylon
Kashmir
Malabar Coast
Rajasthan
Tibet


Baluchistan
Coromandel Coast
Kerala
Mysore
Sikkim
Uttar Pradesh


* Note: You do not need to draw the borders of the regions on Map II (they changed frequently during the period we are studying). Instead, write the name of the region in the appropriate area of the Indian subcontinent.



MAP III

Using solid lines, draw the borders of the following present-day nations:


Afghanistan
India *
Myanmar (Burma)
Bangladesh
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Bhutan
Nepal


China *
Pakistan *



* Use dotted lines to show all borders disputed by India, Pakistan, and China.



Panoramic view from the summit of Mount Everest

Created by campion@lclark.edu | Updated November 2017