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Classical and sacred language of the Hindu?
Sanskrit
Tribal chieftan of the Aryans
Raja
Languages of the traditionally lower caste members
Dravidian
One's social class
Varna
One's stage of life
Ashrama
One's duty or righteousness
Dharma
Priests
Brahmans
Warriors and rulers
Kshatrias
Laborers and merchants
Vaishyas
Artisans and servants
Sudras
Name assigned to the untouchables by Ghandi
Harijans
In the 90s, politically conscious untouchables referred to themselves as _____ meaning oppressed or "downtrodden"
Dalit
Derivative of Portugese often confused with Varna/Jati
Caste
Endogamous group, a subcaste
Jati
Classical age of Hindu, reunited India and provided decimal system
Gupta Empire
Tax collectors for the Mughals, would accept any form of payment
Zamindars
In 1510 the Portugese took over the exclave of ___ and ruled for 450yrs
Goa
Around 1000 Central Asian Turkic peoples invaded South Asia, first annexed Punjab and adopted Islam
Dehli Sultanate
Invaded India in 1500s and and reched zenith in 1707, many local rulers were Muslim and the population was Hindu
Mughal Empire
322BC the state of Magadha was under the rule of Maurya, asserted control over neighbors, first imperial status, Asoka conquered
Mauryan Empire
Defeated French and Mughal forces, and the Ganges delta became part of British East Indies Co.; First governor of Bengal
Robert Clive
During the informal empire the _____ ruled but the ______ had de facto power
Mughals; British East Indies Co.
What is the name of a rich plain region found at the base of mts such as the North Indian Plain?
Alluvial Plain
What is the major volcanic landform of peninsular India?
Batholiths
What is the major natural hazard facing the country of Bangladesh?
Flooding
In the 1700s, Islam made its first foothold in South Asia in what region?
Sindh
The Indian Empire was partitioned into India and Pakistan based on?
Religion; Hindus - India, and Muslims - Pakistan
What state is the cultural core of India with 160m inhabitants?
Uttar Pradesh
What region of India is growing least rapidly in population?
Western and Southern
What Indian city is the center of its high-tech software engineering sector?
Bangalore
Cultural core of Pakistan, home to 60% of the population?
Punjab
What ethnic group composes the majority of the population of Sri Lanka?
Sinhalese
Major environ problem facing Nepal?
Deforestation
What is the location for the origin of Chinese agriculture?
Loess Plateau
What is the commercially more important river of China?
Chang Jiang
Under what dynasty did the Chinese empire reach its greatest areal extent?
Qing
What Chinese province has been the center of economic restructuring since the 80s?
Guangdong
What is the most populous ethnic group of inner Mongolia?
Han Chinese
What is the major economic activity of Mongolia?
Pastoralism
What Asian country has a quasi-state status and is not recognized as an independent state?
Taiwan
What river on the Mainland does not originate in the Tibetan highlands?
Chao Phraya
What country of Southeast Asia was not a European colony?
Thailand
What was the major indigenous empire of Southeast Asia?
Khmer Empire
What are the two core areas of Myanmar?
Mandalay and Rangoon
What is the name of the peoples of the river valleys in Laos who are mainly subsistence, paddy rice farmers?
Lao Loum
What Southeast Asian country is a world leader in the production of coffee?
Vietnam
Major Roman Catholic state of Southeast Asia?
Phillipines
Major ethnic group of Singapore?
Chinese
Major economic activity of Brunei?
Oil