India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mountainous North, Southern Islands
Source of life, seasonal reversal of winds, essential for rice production. If it weren't for monsoons Burma and Myanmar wouldn't have the food they have, but lots of disease and ruined infrastructure and land from flash floods
What brought India their freedom? (Modern India 1947-present day)
The British not being able to afford their posessions anymore and Ghandi
Most of Islam is located where?
Where is most of Hinduism located?
Where is Sikhism located?
Northern India (clash w/Muslims in Pakistan)
Where is Buddhism based (located)?
Pantheon of gods representing natural forces
In Hinduism, what are the 4 goals of life?
Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha
pursure human righteousness
accumulation of worldly success
release from empty pleasures and suffering
Three main gods of Hinduism?
Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver), and Shiva (destroyer)
forgiveness and love; avatars, Buddha, Christ, Muhammad
reincarnations; transmigration of the soul
Karma is important to which religion?
Hindu caste system:
Brahmins (priests), Kshatriyas (politicians, warriors), Vaishyas (merchants, doctors, lawyers, etc.)
What religion is based on self-knowledge and the elimination of worldy desires?
realize the Truth
Nirvana: (& how can you reach it?)
Enlightenment; through the Middle Path
What are the 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism?
Life, selfishness is cause of suffering, these can be ended, answer is the 8-fold path (the way out)