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a large expanse of land that juts out from the mainland and is seperated by water from other areas
subcontinent that may have been part of a huge landmass that included Asia, South America, Africa, Austrailia, and Antarctica
the # of countries that are included in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives Islands)
Hindu Kush and the Himalayas
mountain ranges that seperate South Asia from the rest of the continent
country located in the northwestern region of South Asia and is home to the world's second largest mountain
South Asia's different climate seasons
mild temperatures from Oct.-Feb., hot from March-May, monsoon season from June-Sept.
form of farming in which nearly all the crops are used to support the farmer and his family
plateau that lies between the Adrian Sea and the Bay of Bengal and it is made of lava, which produces a rich black soil;it's bordered on the west and east by the East and Western Ghats Mts.
people who migrated to the Indus River Valley around 1500 B.C. from the north across the Hindu Kush Mts. and through the Khyber Pass
Aryan society (in order)
priests and teachers, warriors and kings, cultivators and artisans and traders and merchants, and sudras and serfs
science, math, poetry, art, and literature
advancements that India flourished within the Gupta period
the source and final destination of everything according to Hinduism, who is the one universal being
the seven essential doctrines or beliefs
peaceful living, freedom of thought, respect for nature and animals, becoming one with Brahman, and the fact that good and bad actiona will one day affect us
how Siddharta became enlightened
he sat under a tree and meditated until he realized that all people had the power within them to become free from suffering
Noble Truth #3
if people can free themselves from wanting so many things, they will be free from suffering
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