A large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent.
Social class based on a person's ancestry.
In Hinduism, a group that is so beneath the castes that it belongs to no caste and is assigned by society to do the dirtiest and most degrading work, such as picking up garbage and tanning animal hides to make leather. Also called untouchables.
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms.
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
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn continuously until it achieves perfect understanding
Founder of Buddhism
A philosopher from India, this man was a spiritual and moral leader favoring India's independence from Great Britain. He practiced passive resistance, civil disobedience and boycotts to generate social and political change.
The highest mountains in the world, which stretch along northern India, separating it from the rest of Asia.
The tallest mountain in the world at 29,035 feet.
Mountain pass that allows entry into India.
The capital of India.
The first Prime Minister of India.
A religion founded in India in the 6th century BC, whose members believe that everything in the universe has a soul and therefore should not be harmed
Religion founded by Nanak that blended Islamic and Hindu beliefs.
A beautiful tomb in Agra, India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The Hindu Festival of Lights.
The most widely used language of India.
Small-scale manufacturing that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
Plant fiber used for making rope, burlap bags, and carpet backing
The staple crop of South Asia.
Belief in many gods
Major river of Pakistan.
Sacred river of India.
The capital of Pakistan.
The official language of Pakistan.
An intense tropical storm with high winds and heavy rains.
The capital of Bangladesh.
The capital of Nepal.
The capital of Bhutan.
Buddhist centers of prayer and study.
They are the main ethnic group of Sri Lanka. Most of the _____ are Buddhists
Hindu minority trying to achieve independence in Buddhist dominated Sri Lanka
The capital of Sri Lanka.
Shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
An island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon
Land of the Thunder Dragon