Where did the Indo-Europeans come from?
Where did the Hittites occupy?
What was the capital of the Hittite empire?
What war technology are the Hittites known for?
Iron weapons and charriots
Collection of four sacred Aryan literatures
Highest Aryan caste
What occupation were the Brahmins?
Priests and Warriors
2nd Highest Aryan caste
peasants or traders
Third Aryan caste
What were the shudras?
non-Aryan laborers or craftspeople
Bottom Aryan caste
What was aryan caste systems most distinguished by?
Major aryan kingdom
Seasonal winds that dominate India's climate
Largest Indian Cities were
Kalibangan, Mohenjo-daro, harappa
Indus Valley civilization is sometimes called the
Harappans had advanced what?
Plumbing and sewage systems
Writings of the mystics
Path of right thinking, path of right action, path of religious devotion
Three paths of Maksha
Founder of Buddhism
What type of tree was siddhartha enlightened under
Buddhism that believes in helping steer others towards moksha
Buddhism that does not believe Buddha is divine
BE KIND VERY SWEET - BKVS
Hindu Caste system
What were Brahmans (hinduism)
traders, artisans, farmers, herders
Who never got into the Hindu caste system?
Muslims and Europeans
When monks or anyone goes outside the world of reality; past the world of senses
What language are the Vedas written in?
Buddha's word for release from selfishness and pain
Sacred Buddha mounds
Emperor of Mauryan Empire
government handbook during Mauryan empire
Chandragupta's grandson, ruled by buddhism
Emperor of Gupta Empire
What was India's second Empire?
The Gupta Empire
India's first empire