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India History 2010

Indus River Body of water begins in the high snow covered Himalaya mts of NE India and flows into Arabian Sea
Subcontinent Large land mass that is geographically separated from the rest of the continent
India subcontinent of Asia
Himalayas mountain range that separates the Indian subcontinent from the rest of Asia
Water surrounding India Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal
Archaeologists studies the remains of past cultures
Mohenjo-dahro lost city of Indus (mound of dead)
sanskrit ancient Indian language
surplus food extra food
Citadel walled fort that protects a city
cylinder seals identifies each merchants goods
migrate to move from one place to another
Hinduism one of the world's oldest religions, key idea: all living things are connected
Vedas also known as The Book of Knowledge
Hindu beliefs the world is controlled by many gods and goddesses
the caste system organizes all of india into four groups.
dharma provides laws and duties
outcast people who don't follow the dharma
untouchables the kids of the outcasts
vishnu the preserver god
monk a man who devotes his life to a religious group, often giving up all he owns
karma in hinduism and buddhism, the end result of a person's good or bad acts
four noble truths the principles that rule life and promise an end to suffering
the eight fold path instructions on the proper way to live
Asoka cm's grandson - an emperor who ruled from 265-238 BC
CM a ruler of northern India. His capital city was Paliputra.
architecture the art and science of constructing buildings
end of Gupta the Huns took over
Created by: Jess Speight