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Chapter Six: Early India Section Three India’s First Empires
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Chandragupta Maurya </li></ul><ul><li>The founder of India’s first empire and the M...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Kalidasa </li></ul><ul><li>Best known Indian author of the Gupta dynasty.  </li></u...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Asoka </li></ul><ul><li>India’s ruler from about 273 B.C.E. to 232 B.C.E. </li></ul...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Pataliputra:  </li></ul><ul><li>The capital city of both the Mauryan and Gupta empi...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>dynasty:  </li></ul><ul><li>A dynasty is a line of rulers from the same </li></ul><...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>stupa:  </li></ul><ul><li>A stupa is a Buddhist shrine that is  </li></ul><ul><li>s...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>pilgrim:  </li></ul><ul><li>A pilgrim is a person who travels to a religious shrine...
Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Mahabharata:  </li></ul><ul><li>the longest poem in any written history and tells a...
Vocabulary <ul><li>Ramayana:   </li></ul><ul><li>Another Indian epic poem from this empire.  </li></ul><ul><li>It depicts ...
Vocabulary <ul><li>Vedas of India:  </li></ul><ul><li>The Vedas are ancient hymns and prayers for religious ceremonies .  ...
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  1. 1. Chapter Six: Early India Section Three India’s First Empires
  2. 2. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Chandragupta Maurya </li></ul><ul><li>The founder of India’s first empire and the Mauryan dynasty, </li></ul><ul><li>Chandragupta was an Indian prince who conquered a large area in the Ganges River soon after Alexander the Great invaded western India. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Kalidasa </li></ul><ul><li>Best known Indian author of the Gupta dynasty. </li></ul><ul><li>His writings included plays, poems, love </li></ul><ul><li>stories and comedies. </li></ul><ul><li>His poem “The Cloud Messenger” was one of his most </li></ul><ul><li>famous poems. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Asoka </li></ul><ul><li>India’s ruler from about 273 B.C.E. to 232 B.C.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Asoka is considered to be the empire’s first great Buddhist king. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Pataliputra: </li></ul><ul><li>The capital city of both the Mauryan and Gupta empires </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>dynasty: </li></ul><ul><li>A dynasty is a line of rulers from the same </li></ul><ul><li>family. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>stupa: </li></ul><ul><li>A stupa is a Buddhist shrine that is </li></ul><ul><li>shaped like a dome or a mound. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>pilgrim: </li></ul><ul><li>A pilgrim is a person who travels to a religious shrine or site. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chapter 6 Section 3 Vocabulary <ul><li>Mahabharata: </li></ul><ul><li>the longest poem in any written history and tells about a great war for control of the Indian kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>88,000 verses written by several authors in about 100 BC </li></ul>
  10. 10. Vocabulary <ul><li>Ramayana: </li></ul><ul><li>Another Indian epic poem from this empire. </li></ul><ul><li>It depicts Rama as a great and perfect hero, king and son. His queen Sita was </li></ul><ul><li>the perfect, faithful wife. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Vocabulary <ul><li>Vedas of India: </li></ul><ul><li>The Vedas are ancient hymns and prayers for religious ceremonies . </li></ul>
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