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the lowest caste and had
almost no rights in the society.
actions in this life that will affect you in your next life.
an Ancient Indian empire which existed approximately from 320 to 550
CE and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent. The peace and
prosperity created under leadership of Guptas enabled the pursuit of
scientific and artistic endeavor. This was the golden age of India.
epic of India, one of the Puranas attributed
to Valmiki and concerned
with the life
and adventures of
Ramachandra and his wife Sita.
epic poem of India dealing
mainly with the conflict
between the Pandavas and
the Kauravas, with many
: includes the Bhagavad-Gita.
c1200 b.c. as the
language of India.
ancient Indian Hindu treatise on statecraft, economic policy and
monumental pile of earth
or other material, in memory of Buddha or a Buddhist
saint, and commemorating
some event or marking a sacred spot.
a Gupta Emperor. considered the last of the great Gupta Emperors.
“the enlightened one”.
an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the
Indian subcontinent from 269 BC to 232 BC. He fought (and won) many
battles. He converted to Buddhism
Was able to conquer most of the Indian subcontinent.
as the author of Arthashastra.
extensive and powerful empire. founded in 322 BC by Chandragupta
rapidly across the northern part of the Indian subcontinen.
diplomatic contacts with Rome, Persia and Han China.
member of a people of
Dravidian stock of S India and Sri Lanka.
rebirth of ones soul after death.
from the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhism.
duty, or one's own quality or character.
of speculative prose treatises. represent a
Vedas, having as their principal message the unity of Brahman and
of various designs symbolizing the universe, usually circular.
a treatise on love and sexual technique