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raja
a Hindu prince or king in India
Mahabharata
(Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the war between two rival families
Bhagavad Gita
"Song of the Lord." In it, the deity Krishna accompanies the prince Arjuna to a great battle.
infinity
something without an end
zero
something Indian mathematicians developed the idea of
astronomy
the study of planets and stars
Untouchables
considered too low to even be part of the Hindu caste system
Four Noble Truths
Teachings of Buddha that told people they would stop suffering if they gave up desires
Siddhartha Gautama
founder of Buddism; born a prince; left his father's wealth to find the cause of human suffering; also know as Buddha
Meaning of "Buddha"
The enlightened one
Caste System
This system determines a person's job, social group, and marriage.
Kshatriyas
The warrior and aristocrat varna of the caste system.