large landmass that juts out from a continent
seasonal wind that dominates the climate of South Asia
regional version of a language, with its own words, expressions, and pronunciations
determine the meaning of something written in code
hereditary Aryan chiefs who ruled the villages.
four classes into which the Aryans divided people
in India, system of social groups based on birth
in Hinduism, the single, supreme force or reality of the universe
in Hinduism, the essential self of every individual, which, in turn, is part of a universal soul
in Hinduism, the belief that the soul is reborn in various forms.
in Hinduism, the belief that every deed, mental or physical, in this life affects a person's fate in a future life.
in Hinduism, the duties and obligations of each caste
in Buddhism, the condition of having no desires
shrine containing the remains of the Buddha or other holy persons
ruling monarch in a Muslim country
among Hindus and Muslims, the complete seclusion in which some women live
complete control over a market or product
Indian troops who served in the British army
Gandhi's method (true force) of nonviolent resistance to end injustice.
use of nonviolent means to resist civil laws considered to be unjust
government ruled democratically by a national representative body that has supreme legislative powers
ruling alliance of several political parties
worldly or unrelated to religion
farmer who rents land from a large landowner and pays the owner either in cash or with a portion of the crop.
government program in which ownership of farmland is redistributed
small businesses conducted in the home
rate at which infants do not survive at birth
direct popular vote on a single question or issue
small country located between two large, hostile powers
fine, ornate handwriting