Southern India, additionally accepted as the Dravida in the Indian anthem, is the breadth encompassing India's states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu as able-bodied as the abutment territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry, application 19.31% of India's area. South India lies in the peninsular Deccan Plateau and is belted by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. The cartography of the arena is diverse, encompassing two abundance ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats, and a plateau heartland. The Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra and Kaveri rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Inhabitants of South India are referred to as South Indians. A majority of South Indians allege one of the bristles Dravidian languages: Telugu, Tulu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. During its history, a cardinal of dynastic kingdoms disqualified over genitalia of South India whose invasions beyond southern and southeastern Asia impacted the history and cultures of avant-garde nation-states such as Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The arena was colonised by Britain and gradually congenital into the British Empire.
After experiencing fluctuations in the decades anon afterwards Indian independence, the economies of South Indian states accept registered college than civic boilerplate advance over the accomplished three decades. While South Indian states accept bigger in some socio-economic metrices, bread-and-butter disparity, benightedness and abjection abide to affect the arena abundant like the blow of the country. Agriculture is the distinct better contributor to the bounded net calm product, while Information technology is a rapidly growing industry. Literary and architectural styles, acquired over two thousand years, alter from added genitalia of the country. Politics in South India is bedeviled by abate bounded political parties rather than by civic political parties.