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How did people live in one of the early cities in the Indus River Valley?
The farmers had fertile soil to plant their crops and they made a surplus of food so the population grew.
Define reincarnation.
Rebirth of the soul.
How did the geography influence the history of India?
There were mountains to protect them from invaders but passes so they could trade.
Define dharma.
The religious and moral duties to each person.
Define migrate.
To move from their homeland.
Define monsoon.
Strong winds that blow across the region at certain times of the year.
Define subcontinent.
A large landmass that juts out from a continent.
Identify Siddartha Gauntama.
Born a prince but left his family and money to find the cause of human suffering; also named Buddha.
Identify Braham.
Was said to have been born from a golden egg and said to have created the Earth.
Is Mohenjo-Daro north or south of the Hindu Kush?
South.
Define convert.
Changed beliefs.
Define caste.
A certain class judged upon honor and wealth.
Define missionary.
People who spread their religious beliefs to others.
Identify Vishnu.
A kindly god who is concerned about the peoples welfare and health.
Define Ganges River.
A river in northern India and Bangladesh, flowing from the Himalayan Mountains to the Bay of Bengal.
Define citadel.
A fortress: a group of public buildings surrounded by a high brick wall.
Define ahimsa.
Nonviolence.
Define Indus River Valley.
A valley and early civilization along the Indus River, one of the longest rivers in the world.
Define nirvana.
Lasting peace.
Define Himalayan Mountains.
Mountain system of south central Asia.
Define absolute power.
Complete control over people.
Identify Shiva.
Named the destroyer; destroys the worlds but creates them back.
Define avatar.
Many gods and goddesses.
Explain the central ideas of Buddhism.
To respect others obove and below you and to follow the Golden Rule.
Identify Asoka.
Said to have built the greatest empire in India's history and helped spread Buddhism.
Define meditate.
Think deeply about sacred things.
Identify Mohenjo-Daro.
Ancient city on the banks of the Indus River.