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Ancient India

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Harappans Peaceful people who farmed and traded with their neighbors
Gupta Dynasty Made Hinduism the official religion
Karma Consequences of how a person lives his life
Mauryan Dynasty Centralized government and postal system
Indus River Valley India’s first settlements were here
Sanskrit Written language; developed by the Aryans
The Buddha The enlightened one; Siddhartha Gautama
Aryans Expert horse riders, they 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 mix of Aryan beliefs and Harappans
Siva Destroyer of the world
Asoka History’s first great Buddhist king
Dharma Divine law that requires people to perform the duties of their caste
Gupta Empire India's golden age of culture and learning
Pataliputra The capital city in Mauryan and Gupta empires.
Paraihs An outcast; untouchable
Krishna Hindu god who was the teacher of the world
Guru Upper caste boys often had a ---- to teach them until they went to the city.
Gupta Empire The golden age of Indian culture came during which empire
Chandragupta Maurya What raja conquered weak kingdoms left by Alexander the Great’s leaving
Centralized government A system in which the rulers run the government from a capital city is called a
Aryans The caste system helped these people to rule people who outnumbered them
Caste Buddhism became popular in part because it rejected what kind of system
Your job, wife/husband, social group What aspects of life does the caste system determine
School What right did an Indian woman have
Arranged Describe Indian marriages
Bhagavad-Gita In what section of the Mahabharata does Krishna talk about doing one’s duty
A strong wind that blows one direction in the winter and the opposite direction in the summer; the water and soil makes rich soil called silt. What are monsoons? How did they influence farmers in India?
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