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Social history and culture south asia
500bc began Buddhism gave up prince life, followed 8 fold path
320ad increased trade exchanged ideas adopted numerals 1-9 set up Gupta empire
Most famous mauryan ruler became a Buddhist started first biggest empire
Indus river valley people
First civilized place in south Asia around 2500 bc
Came after the Indus developed writing system called sanscript
Greatest mogul ruler lowered taxes allowed freedom of religion during 1500s
Followed civil disobedience with non violence, helped create an independent India from great Britain mid 1900s the father of modern India was assassinated in 1947