South Asia is referred to as a subcontinent. Discuss.

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Subcontinent, as the name suggests, is a part of the continent. South Asia includes countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. South Asia is referred to as subcontinent because although it is smaller than a continent, it is very large and is separated from the rest of Asia by seas, hills and mountains.

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Q1) South Asia is referred to as a subcontinent. Discuss.Subcontinent, as the name suggests, is a part of the continent. South Asia includes countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. South Asia is referred to as subcontinent because although it is smaller than a continent, it is very large and is separated from the rest of Asia by seas, hills and mountains.Q2)How are historical dates devised? What is their importance?AnswerHistorical dates are devised by counting the years from the date assigned to the year of the birth of Jesus Christ. The dates before the birth of Christ are counted backwards and denoted as BC (Before Christ). The dates after the birth of Christ are counted forwards. They are important as they help in structuring periods of history in relation to present dates.Q3)What were manuscripts? What was their purpose?AnswerA manuscript was a manually created handwritten document. These were usually written on palm leaf, or on the specially prepared bark of the birch tree which grew in Himalayas. They were composed in Sanskrit, Prakrit and Tamil languages and dealt with religious and scientific beliefs, lives of kings and epics of

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