LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE




HIST 259

Prof. David Campion





Mare Arabicum et Indicum, Dutch, 17th century

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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 two maps together and be sure to put your name on every page.

Maps are due at the beginning of class on Monday, February 1.




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)
Gangetic Plain



Rivers:
Brahmaputra
Gandak
Hugli/Hoogly
Mahandi
Son

Chambal
Ganges/Ganga
Indus
Gogra
Sutlej

Chenab
Godavari
Ravi
Penner


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





MAP II

Cities:
Agra
Amritsar
Bijapur
Chittor/Chittorgarh
Ellora
Ghazni
Hyderabad
Kabul
Leh
Panipat
Pune/Poona
Surat


Ajanta
Arcot
Bodh Gaya
Cochin/Kochi
Fatehpur Sikri
Ghor
Jaipur
Kanauj
Lucknow
Pataliputra (Patna)
Pondicherry
Talikota


Ajmer
Ayodhya
Bombay/Mumbai
Delhi
Fort St. George (Madras)
Goa
Jaunpur
Khajuraho
Madurai
Peshawar
Seringapatam
Taxila


Allahabad/Prayag
Benares/Varanasi/Kashi
Calicut
Deogiri/Daulatabad
Fort William (Calcutta)
Harappa
Kurukshetra
Lahore
Mohenjo Daro
Plassey/Pulasi
Srinagar
Vishakhapatnam


Regions: *
Afghanistan
Bactria
Carnatic
Gandhara
Ladakh
Multan
Punjab
Tibet


Andhra
Bengal
Ceylon
Golconda
Magadha
Mysore
Rajasthan
Vijayanagar


Assam
Bihar
Coromandel Coast
Gujarat
Malabar Coast
Orissa
Sind



Awadh
Bijapur
Konkan Coast
Kashmir
Malwa
Persia
Tamil Nadu



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.

Finally, on MAP II, lightly shade the areas of the Mughal Empire green, the Maratha lands yellow, and the Sikh states red, circa 1700. (Clue: Maratha power had not yet expanded beyond the Western Ghats).



Taj Mahal, Agra; completed 1643.

Created by campion@lclark.edu | Updated May 2016