A seasonal wind, especially in South Asia.
A violent storm with fierce winds and heavy rain.
The dominant religion of India.
A broadened seaward end of a river, where the river's currents meet the ocean's tides
The period of British rule in India, which lasted for nearly 90 years, from 1857 to 1947
The Aryan system of social classes in India and one of the cornerstones of Hinduism in which each person is born into a caste and can only move into a different caste through reincarnation.
Indus Valley civilization
The largest of the world's first civilizations in which is now Pakistan.
Separation; division into 2 or more territoral units having separate political status.
A person of Tibetan ancestry in Nepal, who serves as the traditional mountain guide of the Mount Everest region.
An Indo-Aryan people who crossed the strait separating India and Sri Lanka in the sixth century B.C. and who created an advanced civilization there, adopting Buddhism.
A Dravidian Hindu, who arrived in Sri Lanka in the fourth century, settling in north while the Sinhalese moved further south.
A ruler of Muslim country.
The season when winds blow from the southwest across the Indian Ocean toward South Asia, from June through September, with winds stirring up powerful storms and cause severe flooding.
The season when dry winds blow from the Himalaya Mountains toward the sea from October through February, sometimes causing drought.
A tropical storm, like a hurricane, that occurs in the western Pacific.
A series of rulers from the same family.
The leader of of the Communists in China who defeated the Nationlists in 1949.
A religion that originated in India about 500 B.C. and spread to China, where it grew into a major religion by A.D. 400.
A country with rapid economic growth due to cheap labor, high technology, and aggressive exports.
A professional soldier in Japan who served the interests of landowners and clan chiefs.
The general of the emperor's army with the powers of a military dictator, a position created by the Japanese emperor in 1192 after a struggle between 2 powerful clans.
A giant ocean wave, caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption, with destructive power.
A workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.