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Ancient India

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A large landmass that is smaller than a continent. subcontinent
Seasonal wind, especially in the Indian Ocean and southern Asia. monsoon
A group of similar languages. language family
An Indian prince. raja
The first written language of India. Sanskrit
Ancient sacred writings of India. Vedas
An India social class whose members are restricted in the jobs they may take and in their association with others. Caste
A teacher Guru
A major religion that developed in ancient India. Hinduism
The universal spirit worshiped by Hindus. Brahman
The rebirth of the soul. Reincarnation
A force that decides the form that people will be reborn into in their next lives. Karma
A person’s personal duty, based on the individual’s place in society. Dharma
A religion founded in ancient India by the religious teacher the Buddha. Buddhism
In Buddhism, a state of perfect happiness and peace. Nirvana
A religion of ancient India that does not believe in a supreme being, but emphasizes nonviolence and respect for all living things. Jainism
A Buddhist shrine, usually dome-shaped. Stupa
A person who travels to holy sites. Pilgrim
The section of the Indian epic The Mahabharata Bhagavad Gita
To be present continuously or have a home in a particular place, to live. Reside
To leave and not return. Abandon
To move from one place to another. Migrate
Move out of or away from something and come into view. Emerge
A book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form. Text
Of or done with the hands. Manual
The relative social, professional, or other standing of someone or something. Status
The center of interest or activity. Focus
Think deeply or focus one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation Meditate
Carry out or perpetrate Commit
Value, number, quantity, or extent of. Quantity
Occurring at the end of or as a result of a series of events; final; ultimate. Eventual
further the progress of (something, especially a cause, venture, or aim); support or actively encourage. Promote
(typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease. Decline
Give (something, especially money) in order to help achieve or provide something. Contribute
The arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex Structure
An area of relatively level high ground. Plateau
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