Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

The Indus River valley is protected by the

Himalayas

The southwest _________________________ provides much of the rain in India.

monsoon

Harappa and Mohenjo Daro are built aroung a central

citadel

There is some evidence that the Indus River valley people may have disappeared because of

floods, earthquakes, invading forces

Separates India from the rest of Asia

Himalayas

winds that mark the seasons in India

monsoons

fortress built on a brick platform

citadel

Mohenjo Daro

ancient Harrapan city

The Vedas are written in

Sanskrit

The Indo-Aryan states were ruled by a military leader, lawmaker, and judge known as the

raja

Southern Indian cultures were ________________ Indo-Aryan culture.

geographically isolated from

The Vedas were

Indo-Aryans' works of religious literature.

Indo-Aryan gods were based on

nature.

In Indo-Aryan society, Brahmins were

special priests

Indo-Aryan states were ruled by

rajas

Indo-Aryans spoke

Sanskrit

Indo-Aryans enforced rigid

social classes

Rough terrain in southern India prevented

the unification of its peoples

The cycle of reincarnation ends with

nirvana

System of social organization

caste system

Indian name for social classes

varnas

belief that the world was an illusion

maya

Siddhartha Gautama

Buddha

First Mauryan ruler

Chandragupta

Tried to improve basic living conditions in India

Asoka

The religion that many people converted to during Asoka's reign

Buddhism

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