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C5 India's First Emp

JAHKMLHS C5 India's First Empires

varnas tier within the caste system
Hinduism mixture of Aryan beliefs with the religious practices of the Dravidians
reincarnation belief that the individual soul is reborn in a different form after death
karma the force of a person’s actions in this life in determining how the person will be reborn in the next life
caste system social grouping of individuals by occupation and family lineage
yoga a method of training designed to lead one to achieve oneness with Brahman
dharma the divine law that requires all people to do their duty depending on their status in life
Aryans group of Indo-European-speaking nomadic people who had migrated out of the steppes of central Asia, moved across the Hindu Kush mountain range, and settled in northern India
Dravidians native people of northern Indian some of whom were displaced by the Indo-European invasion
Brahmins priestly class of India in charge of the religious ceremonies
Kshatriyas warriors—they make up the second class in the class system of India
Vaisyas commoners who are merchants and farmers
Sudras peasants or servants who made up the great bulk of the Indian populations and have only limited rights
Buddhism a new doctrine appearing in the sixth century founded by Siddhartha Gautama, “Enlightened One”
nirvana ultimate reality—the end of the self and a reunion with the Great World Soul
Silk Road route by which goods were exchanged between China and Rome
Vedas earliest known Indian literature—religious chants and stories
pilgrim person who travels to religious places especially to worship
Candragupta Maurya established the first Indian Empire and ruled from 324 B.C to 301 B.C.
Aśoka greatest ruler in the history of India who set up hospitals for the welfare of people and animals and expanded commerce
Gupta Empire classical civilization—a society that serves as a model of excellence and has lasting value and relevance; golden age of Indian culture about 320 A.D.
Kushan Empire 1st century A. D. to 3rd century A. D. empire that spread over northern India and into modern-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Created by: jim.haferman