Relating to a society in which men hold the greatest legal and moral authority
Family organization in which several generations share a common dwelling
a collection of prayers and poems
Highest mountains in the world. They isolate India and permit the people of India to develop their own unique culture.
Regularly overflows and leaves rich deposits and fertile soil.
This river is sacred to the Indians who follow the Hindu religion.
This is in central India. It is bordered by mountains. It separates Northern and Southern India.
Are seasonal rains that are very heavy. They last from June to October.
1500-1200 BC began first form of Hindu religion and caste system.
Founded the Mogul Empire.
Ashoka the Great
Spread Buddhism throughout Asia.
Known as the Golden Age of Hindu. Great progress was made in Arts and Sciences.
When the British armed Indian soldiers (sepoys) to protect British holdings. The Sepoys revolted when the British violated their religious beliefs. British were victorious.
This was created in 1906 because of the differences between the Muslims and Hindus.
He organized a movement for idependence.
Dominated by males.
System of social ranking. Based on Hindu beliefs. You are born into a caste and stay there. The Caste system is outlawed in India, but it still remains a way of life.
Hindu collection of prayers and poems.
Rebirth of the soul into another body.
He became a Buddha, or Enlightened one.