Life in India


When you think of India, what do you see?

  • A land full of poverty?
  • Mud huts and people collecting water from nearby wells and streams?
  • A land of fairy tales and magical palaces like the Taj Mahal?

India is mainly an agricultural country, however it also has a large iron and steel industry and produces every type of manufactured goods.

Life in India is very different in the villages than it is in the towns and cities.

Chinnamani lives in a village
Click here for her story.

Shahana lives in a city
Read her story.

Divya's life has just got much better
Find out why.

Rich and Poor Mumbai (Bombay)

Family life

Families tend to be bigger than in the UK. There are generally more children in a family.

In some places girls do not attend schools


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