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Aryans Who: Indra What: society who conquered India When: 2000 BCE Where: India Significance: created the caste system and influenced Indian culture
"Brahman" Who: Aryans What: each person participates in a larger cosmic order and forms a small part of a universal soul When: 800-400 B.C.E. Where: India Significance: taught that appearances are deceiving
caste system Who: Aryans What: Social order that was based on hereditary distinctions between individuals and groups When: 1000 BCE? Where: India Significance: helped maintain order and stability in other later societies
Dravidian Society Who: Aryans What: society that built impressive political, social and culture order When: 3000 BCE Where: India Significance: interconnected with the Aryans and influenced Indians 
Harappan Society Who: Mesopotamians (they traded with each other) What: society located in the Indus river valley When: 3000-1500 BCE Where: Indus River Valley Significance: Inspired establishment of new cities 
indra Who: Aryans What: god of the Aryans When: time of the aryans, 1500 BCE Where: India Significance: Aryans used him as a source of inspiration 
jati Who: Aryans What: hierarchy of subcastes When: All of history of India Where: India SIgnificance: influenced lives of individual Indians throughout history
Lawbook of Manu Who: Manu What: a work that dealt with proper moral behavior and social relationships When: First centuries BCE Where: India Significance: Helped women get more respect 
Patriarchal Society Who: Aryans What: society where men were decision makers and the ones in power When: first millenium? (created by the aryan society) Where: India Significance: Some societies today still use it
sati Who: Indians What: A widow would sacrifice herself at his funeral When: 4th century BCE Where: India Significance: no significance, wasnt a good thing
Who: Aryans and Dravidians Who: Aryans and Dravidians What: body of Vedic texts When: 8-4th centuries BCE Where: India Significance: observance of high ethical standards or influenced Indian thought about nature
Varnas Who: Aryans What: divisions of societies in the Aryan society When: 1000 BCE Where: India Significance: helped societies have social order
Created by: Rodrigo2019