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Ch. 6 History Notes

TermDefinition
Harappans a peaceful people who farmed and traded with their neighbors.
Gupta dynasty made Hinduism the official religion.
Karma the consequences of how a person lives his or her life.
Indus River Valley India's first settlements were here.
Sanskrit written language developed by the Aryans.
Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, enlightened one.
Aryans expert horse-riders who invaded India from the north.
Vedas ancient hymns and prayers for religious ceremonies.
Brahma Hindu god, creator of the world.
Himalaya highest mountains in the world.
iron plows brought by Aryans when they invaded India.
Hinduism grew from a mixture of Aryan beliefs and those of the Harappans.
Siva a Hindu god, destroyer of the world.
Asoka first great Buddhist king.
Dharma meaning "divine law," it directs Hindus to do the duty of their caste.
Gupta empire India's golden age of learning and culture.
Pataliputra capital city in both the Mauryan and Gupta empires.
Pariahs "untouchables" who do work Indians consider unclean.
Krishna teacher of the world.
Created by: S730503