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DJHS -8th Grade World History Ancient India

Dauphin Junior High school, 8th grade world history - Chapter 6 ancient India
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Ganges & Indus
Most important rivers in India
Asoka
considered to be the Mauryan dynasty's greatest king
35,000
population of ancient Indian cities
Pataliputra
capital city
Chandragupta
founded India's first empire
pilgrams
used trade routes to travel to religious shrines
Indo-Europeans
Aryans derived from this group
caste
social group one is born into
raja
prince
Himalayas
mountian range that separated India from the rest of Asia
monsoons
strong winds that blow one direction in the winter and the opposite in the summer
sanskrit
written language developed by the Aryans
Kshtriyas
warriors and rulers
Vaisyas
common people
Guru
teacher of upper caste boys
centralized government
government run from a capital city
Polagamy
a man could take another wife if they had no children
Gupta
When there was a golden age in India
Aryans
created the caste system. Nomadic people that conquered Harappans and most of India
caste system
determined a person's job, social group, and marriage
Alexander the Great
conquered India, but left suddenly which led to India's first empire.