Aryans

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Aryans

  1. 1. Kingdom of the Ganges AryanCivilization 1
  2. 2. Arrival of Aryans in 1500 B.C. 1. Migrated from southern Russia 2. With superior weapons and chariots conquered Indus region
  3. 3. Who were the Aryans?• Invaders from central Europe (Russia/Germany)• Entered India through the Khyber Pass• Herders in search of pasteur land What kind of people were they?1. War like2. Nomadic Herdsmen 3
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  5. 5. Two periods of Aryan Civilization• The Vedic Age (1500 – 1000 BC)• The Epic Age (1000 – 500 BC) 5
  6. 6. 1. The Vedic Agea. Named after the Vedas (knowledge)  A collection of 4 poems and sacred hymns  The Aryans preserved these stories, hymns, and poems without written language – they relied on oral tradition• Everything we know about the early Aryans comes from these Vedas 6
  7. 7. 2. The Epic Perioda. This period is known for their two marvelous epics:  The Ramayana  The Mahabharata• They mix history, mythology, adventure, and religion• They also depict stories about Aryan life, wars, and accomplishments 7
  8. 8. Th e R a m a ya n a 8
  9. 9. Th e M a h a b h a ra ta 9
  10. 10. BRAHMINS priests KSHATRIYAS warriors VAISYASherders, farmers, merchants craftspeople SUDRAS (Non-Aryans)farm workers, servants, laborers 10

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