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Stack #18359

India VocabIndia Definitions
nationalism pride in one's nation
nonviolent resistance the policy of opposing an enemy or oppressor by any means other than violence
boycott to refuse to purchase, sell, or use a product or service
partition a nation divided into parts
reincarnation the belief that the souls of humans and animals go through a series of birth, deaths, and rebirths
caste system a social hiearchy in which people are born into a particualr group that has been given a distinct rank in society
charpoy a wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a mattress
sari brightly colored cloth that is draped over the body like a long dress
purdah began among Muslims but is followed by Hindus as well
joint family system in india, the custom of housing huall members of an extended family together
cottage industry a small-scale manufactoring operation in which people produse goods in their own homes using their own tools
hydroelectric power electricity produced by water
irrigate supply land with water
embankment dam wall of soil and rock built to hold back water
buffer state a country that seperates two political enemies
malnutrition a lack of food or an unbalanced diet
deforestation stripping the land of its trees
Created by: bjackson