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Alluvial plain

a rich fertile area

Bhagavad Gita

Oldest known work in Hindu literature

Caste system

Where you are born into a social system is where you are locked into. Social class does not change from birth to death

Dalits

the lowest social class

Dhama

It is a person's moral duty

Gupta

the most advanced empire in Indian civilization

Guru

A teacher or spiritual guide

Indus River Valley Civilization

1st major civilization that popped up around 2500BC

Jainism

A religion where every living thing has a soul

Jati

A traditional Hindu society, a social group that defines a family's occupation and social standing

Karma

A measure of the good and bad in one's life

Mica

silicate mineral that readily splits into thin, shiny sheets; sometimes called fake gold

Monsoons

an annual flooding from rain

Mt. Everest

The highest mountain in the world

Nirvana

A state of happiness

Reincarnation

The act of being born again as a different person

Siddhartha Gautama

The Buddah

Subcontinent

A smaller section of a continent

Taj Mahal

The world most expensive grave(tomb); it was build by a Muslim leader for his wife

How much of the world's population lives in India?

1/5th or 20%

What are the 3 seasons in South Asia and when do they occur?


  1. Hot: February to June
  2. Wet: June to September
  3. Cold: October to February

Three river systems in South Asia?

Indus, Brahmaputra , Ganges

What do Buddhists not eat?

no meat

What do Hindus not eat?

Beef

What do Muslims not eat?

Pork

What European power ruled much of South Asia in the 1900's?

Britain

Who were the two men who first successfully reached the summit of Everest?

Edmon Hillary and Tehzing Norgay

World's longest alluvial plain?

Ganges River Plain