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A large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent.
In Hinduism, a group that is so beneath the castes that it belongs to no caste and is assigned by society to do the dirtiest and most degrading work, such as picking up garbage and tanning animal hides to make leather. Also called untouchables.
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms.
A world religion or philosophy based on the teaching of the Buddha and holding that a state of enlightenment can be attained by suppressing worldly desire
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn continuously until it achieves perfect understanding
A philosopher from India, this man was a spiritual and moral leader favoring India's independence from Great Britain. He practiced passive resistance, civil disobedience and boycotts to generate social and political change.
The highest mountains in the world, which stretch along northern India, separating it from the rest of Asia.
A religion founded in India in the 6th century BC, whose members believe that everything in the universe has a soul and therefore should not be harmed
A beautiful tomb in Agra, India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Small-scale manufacturing that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
Shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
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