Khyber Pass India’s history is a story of succeeding invasions of people through the passes.
The Ganges River River systems are important to Indian history.
Indo-Aryan Civilization <ul><li>The Vedic Age (1500-900 BC) – derived from the word “vedas”, meaning knowledge . </li></ul><ul><li>The Epic Age (900-500 BC) – literature was developed; two great epic poems were produced </li></ul>
Mahabharata <ul><li>Longest & most complex of India’s epics </li></ul><ul><li>offers an extensive study of the role of duty in human life </li></ul>
Ramayana <ul><li>Epic narrative of the triumph of good over evil </li></ul><ul><li>traditionally attributed to the sage Valmiki </li></ul><ul><li>Sita – exhibits the behavior of the model wife </li></ul>
Hanuman, the monkey god From Ramayana, he represents the ideal devotee, who serves his master with unquestioning loyalty and obedience.
Caste System Indo-Aryans developed a system of rigid social groups.
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.
<ul><li>People prospered </li></ul><ul><li>Trade & manufacturing flourished </li></ul><ul><li>Learning & science grew </li></ul><ul><li>Gupta literature is famous for its fairytales and fables; ie, Panchatantra </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematicians developed the Hindu-Arabic numerical system </li></ul>Gupta rule launched a Golden Age.
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India was built by Shah Jahan in 1632 for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mogul Contribution
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