This colorful, interactive 23-slide PowerPoint presentation helps introduce students to the countries of Southern Asia. The presentation covers British colonialism in India (and India's quest for independence), as well as the cultures, governments, and economies of the southern Asian countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India. Vocabulary reviews are also included, as well as a variety of H.O.T. (higher order thinking) discussion questions. This presentation was originally created for use in a 6th grade social studies classroom and follows Chapter 21 of the Houghton Mifflin textbook, "Social Studies: World Cultures and Geography". This presentation is also available for purchase on TpT in Promethean flipchart format.