World History: India

Created by mmoraleta 

Upgrade to
remove ads

Study the words for the final.

Buddhism

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

Monsoon

rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains

Subcontinent

a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent

Sanskrit

(Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism)

Siddhartha

founder of Buddhism

Caste

social status or position conferred by a system based on class

Vedas

Ancient Sanskrit writings that are the earliest sacred texts of Hinduism.

Untouchables

lowest class of people in the caste system of Hinduism, do all the dirty work of society

Dharma

the religious and moral duties of Hindus

Karma

In Hindu belief, all the actions that affect a person's fate in the next life

Reincarnation

a second or new birth

Brahma

the Creator

Vishnu

A Hindu god considered the preserver of the world

Shiva

the Destroyer

Buddha

the enlightened one

4 noble truths

1. life contains suffering 2. cause of suffering 3. suffering can be "cured" 4. follow "middle way" (Eightfold Path)

8 fold path

To reach Nirvana 1. right views, 2. intention, 3. speech, 4. actions, 5. living, 6. effort, 7. mindfulness, 8. concentration

Nirvana

a condition of great peace or happiness

Moguls

Muslim dynasty that ruled India in 16th-17th century.

Akbar

greatest Mughal leader of India

Taj Mahal

a tomb built by Shah Jahan for his wife

Passive resistance

peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate

Swaraj

self-rule

Sepoy Mutiny

an 1857 rebellion of Hindu and Muslim soldiers against the British in India

Sepoys

Indian soldiers in the British army

British rule in India

Indians had little power to govern themselves.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set