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chapter 4

TermDefinition
vedas sacred writings of the indo-aryans
dharma in Hinduism, the religious and moral duties of an indivdual
icarma in Hinduism, the totality of a persons good and bad deeds and the way in which they affect that individuals fate in the afterlife
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: see also varnas
Hinduism the largest religion in India, Hindus believe that everything in the world is a power of Brahman, the single great universal being
joinism religion founded in India around 500 BC in reaction to Hindu practices; believers renounce worldly things and embraced self-discipline and nonviolence
ahisma in Jainism nonviolence and respect for all living things
Varnas the four social classes in Vedic society
rajas leaders of ancient cities in India
monsoons seasonal winds in India
subcontinent a large landmass that is part of a continent but is considered and independent entity either geographically or politically
Created by: Omarpineda