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Druvidians

People of the Deccan plateau

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Karma

Actions in your life that affect your next life

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Mystic

Person who devotes their life to spirtual truths

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Nirvana

Ultimate goal of buddhism

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Moksha

Ultimate goal of hinduism

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Caste

System into which you are born and cannot change

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Dharma

Dutites and responsibilities of the caste

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Stupas

Shrine that house the remains of buddha

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Monsoon

Seasonal wind

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Reincarnation

Rebirth of the soul in another form

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Subcontinent

Large landmass that juts out from a continent

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Ganges river(who settled in it )

The aryans settled in this river

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Sandscript

Aryan writing system

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Askoka

Mauryan leader who converted to buddhism

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Untouchables

This group was given the most impure jobs in india

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Joint family

Typical indian family,which included your extended family

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Describe 3 regions of india

Coastal plains-trade,fishing
Fertile gangetic plain
Dry Deccan plateau

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What 2 rivers have most influenced the development of india

Ganges and indus river

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Explain 3 unique features of mohenjo Daro and harappa

Both large
Hill top structures(dedicated to their gods)
Warehouse-storage for food

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Where did the aryans come from and where did they settle

They came from the hindu kush mt.
They settled in ganges river

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List the 6 countries on the indian subcontinent

India
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Himalayan states of nepal
Bhutan
Sri lanka

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Who was the founder of buddhism

Saddharthq Gautama

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Why do hindus believe it is important to follow the path of nonviolence

Brahman is in everything

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Compare and contrast hinduism and buddhism

Similarities-reincarnation,nonviolence,released from reincarnation.
Differences-hinduism has no founder, buddhisms founder is siddhartha guatama,sacred texts of hinuism is the vedas, the sacred texts for buddhism is tripitako,

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What were the achievements of the gupta dynasty

Studied bones
Deciamal system(use of zero)
Simple surgery

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What geographic features exist in india

Gangetic plain
Indus river
Deccan plateau

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Why was the caste in india justified

The people were okay where they were because you could get good karma

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Vedas

Sacred text of hinduism