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Which countries make up the Indian subcontinent today?
India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Napal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
The Himmalayas role
These mountains limited contacts between India and others helping India develop a distinct culture. There were mountain passes that allowed some migration and invasion
Into what three zones is India divided into?
Indo-Gangetic, Decan, and Coastal.
The Indo-Gangetic Plain
Well watered northern plain. The Indus, Gangs, and Brahmaputra rivers created fertile lands.
The Decan Plateau
A triangular plateau that covers most of southern India. It is dry, unproductive, and sporsely populated.
The Coastal Plains
Rivers and monsoons provide water for farming, fishing is also popular.
What are Monsoons?
Seasonal winds. Wet summers and dry winters.
What were Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro?
Both cities were well planned and laid out in a grid plan. Plumbing, system uniform weights and measures, well organized government, first to grow cotton, etc.
What caused the decline of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro?
By 1750 B.C.E. a long decline was evident. Believed to be caused by a natural disaster, invasion, ect.
The Vedic Age: Who were the Aryans?
They were a nomadic group from central Asia, moved into the Indus Valley. They were warlike people who destroyed and looted Indian cities before settling and forging a new civilization.