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Ancient India

Northern Plain Lies south of Himalayas
Geography of India Triangular subcontinent extending from southern Asia into the Indian Ocean
Deccan Plateau
Coastal Plains East and west of Deccan Historically this area is the most densely populated regions in India
Monsoon in Winter Seasonal winds from the northeast bring hot dry air in winter
Monsoon in Summer In the summer, winds from southwest gather moisture from the Indian Ocean and drench the land with daily downpours
India's Name India derives its name from the Indus River
Mohenjo- Daro and Harappa
Harappa Economy and Religion
People of the Indus Valley Civilization
Animals in Religion Religion was polytheistic with animals being worshipped
Decline and Disappearance Quality of civilization began to decline around 1750 B.C.
Aryans Take over
The Aryans
Aryans Fought with... Fought with chariots and superior weapons conquering the inhabitants, the dark skinned Dravidians
Aryan Society Groups
Aryan Religion
Expansion and Change (Aryan)
Vedas Over the years, Hindu teachings were recorded in sacred texts such as the Vedas
Hindu Teachings
Buddhism Founder Founded by Siddhartha Gautama
Teachings of Buddha
Buddha Truth 1 All life is full of suffering, pain and sorrow
Buddha Truth 2 The cause of suffering is the desire for things that are really illusions, such as riches
Buddha Truth 3 The only cure for suffering is to overcome desire
Buddha Truth 4 The way to overcome desire is to follow the Eightfold Path
The Eightfold Life of Righteous Living
The Maurya Empire The Maurya, an Indian family, established the country’s first great empire
The Maurya empire had two outstanding rulers:
Kingdoms of the Deccan
The Golden age of the Gupta Empire (A.D. 320-550) About 500 years after the Mauryas, the Gupta dynasty united much of India Restored law and order but left much of the power in the hands of individual villages and city governments
Achievements in Math
Achievements in Science
Untouchables Below the castes were millions of despised persons-the untouchables
Family Life
Marriage Marriages were arranged based on caste and family interests
Village Life
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