How does typical rural houses and clothing of people from various parts of India reflect any relationship with climatic conditions and relief of the areas?
The buildings, clothing and type of foods often reflect the climatic and topography of a given region. This is due to the availability of building materials as well as regional temperature ranges and materials to make clothing. In colder climates or mountianous regions with wide temperature ranges, wooden buildings with insulation are often found where in hot and desert climates mud brick or wattle and daub structures are found along with lighter clothing which is tigthly woven against sand storms. Foods are also different due to the climatic conditions and this can be seen in the markets of these different regions.