a series or chain of islands
an ancient city that was located in the Indus River valley
a hurricane that occurs in the western Pacific Ocean
in Hindu society, one of the social classes into which people are separated.
a village council in India
a seasonal WIND that can bring heavy rains in the summer, cool dry air in the winter
a large landmass that is part of a continent but that has its own geographic identity
a large landmass that stretches about 1,500 miles across south central Asia
small fragments of rock or other materials that can be moved by wind, water, or ice
a member of an ethnic group that migrated from what is now Russia through central Asia, settling in India.
the classical language of India and Hinduism
a religion developed in ancient India
the books of knowledge of the ancient Aryans, which were the basis of Hinduism.
Indian National Congress
A congress formed in India in 1885 to provide a forum they where could discuss their problems.
A group formed by Muslims in in India in 1906 to protect their rights.
Peaceful leader in India after WW II
A group of fundamentalist Muslims who took over Afghanistan's government in 1996.
Temporary military rule during a time of war or a time of when the normal government is having problems or is corrupt.
A member of a group of people in India--formerly untouchables--who were outside the caste system.
A village council in India.
A fibrous plant used to make twine, bags, sacks, and burlap.
Technology, including computers, software, and the internet that help us process information.
A movement that began in the late 1960's that genetically improved grains and pesticides. it also introduced better farming techniques.
The most famous building in India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 1640's as a shrine for his wife.
A regional variety of languages.
Related to a family of languages including almost all European languages and many Indian languages.
Money or property given by a brides family to her new husband and his family.
A language spoken in Pakistan.
The official language of Pakistan.