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Chapter 4 Stack

Required for History HW.

Who was the Harappan Societies main god? Indra
Were they paleolithic or neolithic? Paleolithic
Where did they set up their cultivations? Indus River
a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city. citadel
of or relating to Harappa, especially the Bronze Age culture of the Indus valley civilization. Harappan
regard with great respect; revere. venerated
all the gods of a people or religion collectively. pantheon
relating to or denoting a people speaking an Indo-European language who invaded northern India in the 2nd millennium BC, displacing the Dravidian and other aboriginal peoples. Aryans
The Rigveda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. The text is a collection of 1,028 hymns and 10,600 verses, organized into ten books Rig Veda
He is the deva of rain and thunderstorms. He wields a lightning thunderbolt known as vajra and rides on a white elephant known as Airavata. (a god) Indra
an Indian king or prince. Rajah
a class structure that is determined by birth. Loosely, it means that in some societies, if your parents are poor, you're going to be poor, too. Same goes for being rich, if you're a glass-half-full person. Caste System
each of the four Hindu castes, Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra. Varnas
a member of the highest Hindu caste, that of the priesthood. Brahmins
a member of the second of the four great Hindu castes, the military caste. The traditional function of the Kshatriyas is to protect society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime. Kshatriyans
When was the beginning of agriculture in South Asia? 8000-7000 B.C.E
When was the highest point for the Harappan Society? 2500-2000 B.C.E.
When was the Harappan decline? 1900 B.C.E.
When was the Vedic age? 1500-500 B.C.E.
When was the composition of Rig Veda? 1400-900 B.C.E
When was the Early Aryan migrations into the Ganges River valley? 1000 B.C.E.
When was the emergence of varna distinctions? 1000 B.C.E
When was the formation of regional kingdoms in Northern India? 1000-500 B.C.E
When was the composition of the principal Upanishads? 800-400 B.C.E
When was the establishment of first Aryan cities in the Ganges valley? 750 B.C.E
When was the early Aryan migrations to the Deccan Plateau? 500 B.C.E
Where is the Deccan Plateau located? The Deccan Plateau is a large plateau in India.
What is an Upanishad? Each of a series of Hindu sacred treatises written in Sanskrit circa 800–200 B.C.E., expounding the Vedas in predominantly mystical and monistic terms.
What is a Deccan Plateau? A plateau of south-central India between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats. The name is also used for the entire Indian peninsula south of the Narmada River.
Created by: jeremiah3202