A religion native to India, featuring belief in many gods and reincarnation
a world religion or philosophy based on the teaching of the Buddha and holding that a state of enlightenment can be attained by suppressing worldly desire
Indo-European speaking nomads who entered India from the Central Asian steppes between 1500 and 1000 BC and greatly affected Indian society. They began the caste system.
the religious writings of the Aryans.
A strict divisions of classes developed by the Aryans.
founder of Buddhism
founder of the Mauryan Empire
The grandson of Chandragupta, who is considered the best leader of the Mauryan Empire.
a period of Muslim rule of India from the 1500s to the 1700s
A Mughal emperor who was known for his tolerance of all people
Mughal emporer, built Taj Mahal
"Jewel in the Crown
What Britain called India.
a key leader in India's struggle for independence
a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
the act of dividing or partitioning
a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
a temple complex built in the Khmer Empire and dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu.
large empire that covered much of cambodia, thailand and Malaysia
someone who is devoted to the interests of his/her country
leaders who have absolute power.
a male ruler of an empire
a series of rulers from the same family
a group of families with a common ancestor
the spreading of ideas or practices from one culture to other cultures
relating to a government that controls a country's large industries, businesses, and land
a community in which people own land as a group and where they live and work together
a variation of a language that is unique to a region or an area
a person who has no settled home but who moves from place to place
identical or similar
a group of people who share such characteristics as language, religion, and ancestry