a group that identifies one's occupation and social position in Hindu culture
chain of closely linked metropolitan areas
capital of Pakistan
also known as Bombay; India's largest city and a major port on the Arabian Sea
also known as Calcutta; a thriving port city on a branch of the Ganges river; center of India's steel industry
India's third largest city
capital of Bangladesh; world's second-most densely populated urban area (Lagos, Nigeria is the most)
booming port city of Pakistan
moral duty; according to Hindu belief everyone must carry out his or hers
Indus River Valley
location of one of the world's ancient civilizations that developed a strong central government, a writing system, and thriving trade
Mohenjo Daro and Harappa
located in the ancient Indus River Valley, may have been the world's first cities
rebirth after death as another living being, according to Hinduism
in Hinduism, the sum of good and bad actions in one's former lives
state of insight, calm, and joy that is reached through enlightenment; ultimate goal of Hindus
controlled most of the Indian Peninsula from 320-180 B.C.
last and greatest Mauryan emperor; promoted Buddhism and non-violence
great Hindu empire that ruled India from 320-550 A.D.; science, technology, and arts flourished
the Hindu word for empire; what the British called India when they ruled it
religion that teaches that there is one god and that good deeds and meditation bring release from the cycle of reincarnation
repetitive prayers chanted by monks
holy man in India that travels from temple to temple with a towel and a begging bowl
Buddhist domed shrines
fortified monastery of Bhutan
style of dance based on Hindu mythology
ancient style of dance in India
beautiful mausoleum at Agra, India built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife
capital of India
Mahabharata and Ramayana
India's two great epic poems
mixture of pungent spices that make up curry
the robe and veil that many Islamic women wear
practice strict nonviolence, believing that every living thing has soul
sacred writings brought by the Aryans that served as the basis for the caste system in India.
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