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Chapter 4: India

Vedas Sacred writings of the Indo-Aryans.
Dharma In Hinduism, the religious and moral duties of an individual.
Karma In Hinduism, the totality of a person's good and bad deeds and the way in which they affect that individual's fate in the afterlife.
Yoga A series of physical and mental exercises that teaches people how to focus their bodies and mind.
Moksha In Hinduism, the escape from the cycle of rebirth.
Reincarnation In Hinduism, the belief that after one dies, the soul is reborn into a different form.
Citadel A fortress.
Castes Social classes in the ancient Indian class system: seen also as Varnas.
Hindusim The largest religion in India; Hindus believe that everything in the world is a power of Brahman, the single great universal being.
Jainism Religion founded in India around 500 BC in reaction to Hindu practices; believers renounce worldly things and embrace self-discipline and nonviolence.
Ahimsa In Jainism, nonviolence and respect for all living things.
Varnas The four social classes in Vedic society.
Rajas Leaders of ancient cites in India.
Monsoons Seasonal winds in India.
Subcontinent A large landmass that is part of a continent but is considered an independent entity either geographically or politically.
Created by: MaKayla Gierke