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India chapter 5

chapter 5- India

subcontinent large landamss that is smaller than a continent
monsoons seasonal wind patterns that cause wet and dry seasons
Sanskrit the most important language of ancient India
Harappan civilization that grew up in the Indus River Valley
caste system divided Indain society into groups based on a person's wealth, birth, or oocupation
Hinduism largest religion in India today
reincarnation the process of rebirth
karma the effects good or bad actions have on a person's soul
Jainism based on the teachings of Mahavira- nonviolence
fasting going without food
meditation the focusing of the mind on spiritual ideas
the Buddha the Enlightened One
Buddhism a religion based on the teachings of the Buddha
nirvana a state of perfect peace
missionaries people who work to spread their religious beliefs
Asoka Candragupta's grandson- a Buddhist
Candragupta Maurya seized control of the northern part of India in the 320s
Candra Gupta India reached it's high point under his rule
metallurgy science of working with metals
inoculation injecting a person with a samll dose of a virus to help him build up a defense to a disease
Created by: sonyasr