← Chapter 9 -The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Kushan Kingdom Powerful kingdom in northern India that thrived off of trade between China and Rome, and Buddhism with a capital known as Bactria. Kanishka Greatest of the Kushan emperors and supported Buddhism. Silk Road an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles). Fa Xian A Chinese Buddhist monk, who went on a pilgrimage to India and spent several years reporting the conditions in the kingdom of Mathura. Xuan Zang a chinese monk who brought back thousands of Buddhist scriptures and made Buddhism widely known Pataliputra The captial of both Muryan and Gupta empires Gupta An empire established in the central Ganges valley that expanded and became a dominant political force throughout northern India and also became the greatest state in the subcontinent since the decline of the Mauryan Empire. Gupta era created a new "classical age" for India. Chandragupta I Local raja who created the Gupta Empire. Chandragupta II Successor of Chandragupta I and Samudragupta who helped influence a "classical age" for India. Bamiyan Buddhas Extensive cave complex, which contained over a thousand frescoes and statues of various sizes, was a major religious center in Central Asia. In 2001, it was blown up by Muslim extremists. Nirvana The lasting peace that Buddhists seek by giving up selfish desires. Theravada Known as the teaching of the elders and stressed importance of strict adherence to personal behavior and the quest for understanding as a means or release from the wheel of life. One of the two schools of Buddhism and referred to as Hinayana by Mahayana Buddhists. Mahayana One of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone. Known as the "greater vehicle". Hinayana In Mahayana buddhist terminology, the label "lesser vehicle," given to the orthodox southern tradition now represented by the Theravada bodhisattva "He who possesses the essence of Buddhahood." Avalokitesvara / Guan Yin The most famous bodhisattva who was a mythical figure whose name in Sanskrit means "Lord of Compassion." In China, he became a she known as Guan Yin. bhakti (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and Nirvana Mahmud of Ghazni Third ruler of Turkish slave dynasty in Afghanistan; led invasions of northern India; credited with sacking one of wealthiest of Hindu temples in northern India; gave Muslims reputation for intolerance and aggression. the Sind and Punjab Indus Valley region of Pakistan. Taken over in 711 C.E., a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan Rajputs Members of a mainly Hindu warrior caste from northwest India. The Mughal emperors drew most of their Hindu officials from this caste, and Akbar I married a Rajput princess. Tughluq Of north India started in 1321 in Delhi when Ghazi Tughlaq assumed the throne under the title of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq. Delhi Sultanate A Muslim leader of Ghur who defeated Hindu armies made Delhi, the third largest city of India, his capital. Tamerlane Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405). Samarkand City in southern Uzbekistan. Purdah The traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded. Devi The mother goddess of Hinduism. Sati A ritual that required a woman to throw herself on her late husband's funeral pyre or burn herself. This was done gladly and if a woman didn't comply with this she would be disgraced. Nanak Indian religious leader who founded Sikhism in dissent from the caste system of Hinduism Sikhism The doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam Parsis Persian Zoroastrians who fled to India, they became a major economic force in Mumbai (Bombay). Jains Religious group that believed in non-violence Deccan Plateau A high area of land at the center of the Indian subcontinent. Ajanta Caves Caves in central India; site of marvelous early frescoes inspired by Buddhism Ellora rock temples Consists of 34 caves that were temples and monasteries. Temple of Kailasantha Greatest example of Indian rock architecture. Named after Shiva's holy mountain in the Himalayas. Mamallapuram Also known as Mahabalipuram; has impressive rock carvings in its cave temples and is just south of modern Madras. Sun Temple at Konarak Standing at the edge of the sea and covered in intricate carvings, which is generally considered the masterpiece of its genre. Now in ruins but still contains some of India's most memorable sculptures. Khajurao The greatest example of medieval Hindu temple art. Kalidasa's The Cloud Messenger A hundred verse poem that remains one the most popular Sanskrit poems. Nada The actual physical vibrations of music considered to be related to the spiritual world. Raga Indian classical music based on a scale. Sitar Stringed instrument. Dandin's The Ten Princes A fantastic and exciting world that fuses history and fiction; a prose created by Dandin. The Irrawaddy Major river in Burma. The Salween Major river in Burma. The Chao Phraya Major river in Thailand. The Mekong Major river in Vietnam. Malay Peninsula A peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar. Bay of Bengal An arm of the Indian Ocean east of India. Pagan Kingdom in India. Srivijaya and Majapahit The Indonesian archipelago's two most notable trading societies. Strait of Sunda Narrow waterway located between the islands of Sumatra and Java Strait of Malacca Body of water connecting the Indian and Pacific Ocean near Singapore Thai and Burmans A kingdom with its capital at Ayuthaya, which was invaded by the Burmese in 1767. Angkor Thom Old capital city of the Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat A temple complex built in the Khmer Empire and dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu. Kampongs Malay for villages. Borobudur Temple The most famous Buddhist temple at Borobudur. Borobudur City in central Java that is famous for the Borobudur Temple. Shwedagon Pagoda Massive stupa surmounted by a spire, which is covered by gold leaf contributed by devout Buddhists from around the country. Wayang Kulit Shadow play that may have originally come from India or possibly China.