Data Visualization: The Portrait of a Woman
One of the memorable experiences of my undergraduate education was taking a class called ‘Indian cinema in context’. In one of the lectures, the professor asked the class a seemingly simple question: What is India and what does it mean to be an Indian? It was a question that I struggled to answer. The Republic of India is a state that was formed in 1947, however the Indian civilization itself traces its root back to 3300 – 1300 BCE. Through out the ages, the Indian subcontinent has seen rise and fall of many empires and migration within the subcontinent has resulted in an extremely diverse subcontinent with many ethnicities, languages and religions.
In this project, I have visualized different aspects of publicly available data, released by the Census Bureau of India, as Choropleth maps that paint a color coded portrait of the woman called India.