Independent Research Project

For their final project students have the opportunity to pick from a wide range of topics.   Topics could include the following:

  • Art – miniatures, traditional, contemporary
  • Architecture
  • Music – region, particular instrument or artist
  • Jewelry
  • Gemology
  • Indian Cuisine – Regional
  • Textiles – embroidery, weaving
  • Carpets weaving
  • Dance
  • Wildlife – Tigers, Indian elephant, urban monkey populations, birds
  • Wood carving
  • Marble inlay work
  • Sports – cricket, polo, hockey, kabbadi
  • Fashion design
  • Interior design
  • Bollywood
  • Slums
  • Arranged marriage
  • Other


1)  Destiny:  Books in our India collection

2)  Databases

    • Britannica: basic information – overview
    • WWW – Use the CARS method to evaluate the website to make sure it a reliable

Evaluating web sites

When evaluating web sites, remember to check that it is a reliable source.  You can use the CARS method to do this.


  • Facts on File (Modern World History):  Encyclopedia articles, essays
  • Newspapers:  Newsbank and Indian Newspapers (Custom Google Search)
  • Questia: ebooks, scholarly journal articles, magazines, newspaper




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