India Terms Part 1
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Major winds in the Indian Ocean that blew into India for half the year, and blew away from India for the other half. Helped facilitate trade in the Indian Ocean.
Indus Valley city laid out in a grid pattern. Had a complex irrigation and sewer system.
A civilization along the Indus River estblished around 7,000 BCE. This city consisted of over 5,000 square miles.
A river of South Asia that flows southeast from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal.
a large landmass that forms a distinct part of a continent
a group of Indo-Euopean nomadic herders who are believed by many scholars to have migrated to the Indian subcontinent
Golden Age of India; ruled through central government but allowed village power; restored Hinduism
(Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism)
form the highest social class in the caste system
Caste System in India
held that a person's socio-economic status was hereditary
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn continuously until it achieves perfect understanding
the state of being barred from one's native country, typically for political or punitive reasons.
to launch; a device for hurling objects, a slingshot