Golden age of india
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  • 1. The Golden Age of India
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  • 3. Khyber Pass India’s history is a story of succeeding invasions of people through the passes.
  • 4. The Ganges River River systems are important to Indian history.
  • 5. Indo-Aryan Civilization
    • The Vedic Age (1500-900 BC) – derived from the word “vedas”, meaning knowledge .
    • The Epic Age (900-500 BC) – literature was developed; two great epic poems were produced
  • 6. Mahabharata
    • Longest & most complex of India’s epics
    • offers an extensive study of the role of duty in human life
  • 7. Ramayana
    • Epic narrative of the triumph of good over evil
    • traditionally attributed to the sage Valmiki
    • Sita – exhibits the behavior of the model wife
  • 8. Hanuman, the monkey god From Ramayana, he represents the ideal devotee, who serves his master with unquestioning loyalty and obedience.
  • 9. Caste System Indo-Aryans developed a system of rigid social groups.
  • 10. Hinduism had its beginnings in the Vedic Age. The early Indo-Aryans sacrificed animals to a number of gods. Three gods emerged as the most important: Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu.
  • 11. Mauryan Buddhist Temple
  • 12. Rebellion against caste and against the elitism of Vedic sacrifice led to the beginnings of the Buddhist and Jain religions in India.
  • 13. Gupta Empire
  • 14.
    • People prospered
    • Trade & manufacturing flourished
    • Learning & science grew
    • Gupta literature is famous for its fairytales and fables; ie, Panchatantra
    • Mathematicians developed the Hindu-Arabic numerical system
    Gupta rule launched a Golden Age.
  • 15. The Taj Mahal in Agra, India was built by Shah Jahan in 1632 for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mogul Contribution