POPULATION [ On World Map]

World population
World population

Human is the most incredible creature on earth who can express themselves and at the same time possess the highest level of IQ. The human race has traveled a long journey to reach where it is today. It was 2,00,000 years ago, the first human started living in Africa. However, they have spread throughout the globe with the passage of time. The human walked different continents as the timeline passes. On the other hand, if we talk about today's India it is on the edge to be the world’s most populous country by 2030 if the scenario remains the same.

Before going deep into the study of the current scenario of the population in India, let us study how the human journey started.


walk of human

According to a survey conducted by the geographic department of the University of Oxford, the Homo sapiens were born 2,00,000 years ago in Africa and start living there. After spending a very long period of time there, the driest period of ice age begins. For that reason, they started to migrate to different regions on land.

The first men left Africa around 60,000 years ago and separated along the journey to reach a different parts of the globe. By the end of 35,000 years ago, they have populated the Middle East and Central Asia.

Middle East and central Asia.
The Middle East and Central Asia.

Similarly, they have reached different continents by the particular provided timeline.

Below is the link to the short study by the University of Oxford.

Follow to see the journey of the first human to a different corner of the earth.   


The first Humans arrived in central Asia around 35,000 yrs. ago but the first person to discover India via sea route was VASCO DE GAMA amid of 1497-98. Later, the rest of the Europeans followed his lead and settled themselves in India.

 A turning point in Indian history.

The famous battle of Plassey between the British army and Nawab Siraj-Ud-daulah is considered to be one of the game changers as it paved the way for the establishment of British Administration in India. But before ruling such a huge country, Britishers needed its roadmap. Therefore they hired William Lambton who was a British army’s geometry geek. He constantly worked for 18 years still couldn’t be able to map 1/3 of India. Later he retired and gave his work to George Everest [he’s the same guy who used a simple technique of trigonometry to measure the height of Everest with 99.75% accuracy. That’s why the highest peak is called Mount Everest.]
William Lambton and British India map.
William Lambton and British India map.

So, we can say that William Lambton and George Everest created the first accurate map of India. 


census in india
density by map.

The first tempt to measure the population was taken in 1872. Later, the first synchronous census was undertaken by British rule in 1881 by W.C. Plowden, Census Commissioner of India. Ever since that, it was taken uninterruptedly once in every 10 years. Let’s have a brief view of the fluctuation from 1881 to 2019.

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Hence, it can be seen that the rise in population is multifold. Currently, India is 2nd most populated country. As the development took place in the country, the standard of living and life expectancy rises and hence ultimately helped in compounding the population. Even though the increase is not a much problem until it is properly managed and nurtured as the resources are finite.

To be continued………

In the upcoming post, we discuss the similar problems faced in history and what were actions taken to counter it. But as nothing comes for free therefore will see what the consequences of those actions.  Also, what are the steps that need to be taken to minimize the cause that is coming in the near future?


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    1. Thank you dear. Soon the other half will be updated.

  2. "Standards of living, i doubt that." Great work. ��

    1. Yes, you might have doubt that but really the standard of living has raised form 1947. That apparently has raised the life expectancy from 31years old in 1947 to 64 years old in 2005 (source times of india data) . Also, the process is still going on. That's for sure.

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