Question: How did the British keep most of their power, even though it was a dyarchy?
ANSWER: The British took control of the more important areas of government (examples: military, finance, etc.) and they pu India n charge of the less important areas of government (examples: agriculture, education, etc.)
Question: What was the effect of India's increasing say in government?
Question: What are three key parts to the Hindu religion?
ANSWER: 1)Reincarnation-Upon dying the soul moves on to another body. Hundus believe that if you have good karma then you will move up one level in the caste system. 2)Karma-A person's actions in life determines their future state upon rebirth 3)Dharma-Set of rules or "path of righteousness" for Hindus
Question: List two things that is in the religious practices of an average Hindu
ANSWER: 1) Pilgrimage to holy cities on foot 2)Wash hands and feet in holy river like the Ganges before praying 3) Cremation of the loved one 4)Believing that all life is sacred especially the cattle, which is referred as a sacred animal
Question: Why did Islam have so many converts in India
ANSWER: 1) Liked the thought that everyone was equal under the eyes of God 2) Was a way for them to ESCAPE the caste system
Question: Describe Janism: What do they believe in? How many members do they have today?
ANSWER: Janism: They belive in education and ahimsa: non violence to all living things today there are 3.2 million members of Janism *derived from Hinduism
Question: Describe Sikhs: How was it created? What do they believe in? Any cultural traditions? How many Sikhs are there? Where do they live and what language do they speak?
ANSWER: Sikhs: Made of ideas from Hinduism and Islam. NO Hindu caste system but believe in reincarnation Their book: Granth Sahib No tobacco or alchol, they do NOT cut their hair (but they put it in a turban), most of the 14 million live in Punjab and speak Punjabi. *All names include the word "singh" meaning lion.
Question: Describe Parsis: Who is their God and prophet? Where do most live? Any traditions?
ANSWER: Parsis: Founded in Persia in 1000 BC, prophet: Zoroster, God: Ahura-Mazda Mainly live around Bombay They bathe before praying, when someone dies they are placed on "The Tower of Silence" Only a decendent of a Parsi can become a Parsi.
Question: Positive effects of British Rule India
ANSWER: 1. India=largely unified 2. Concrete improvements were made (a) best railroad system constructed (b)national postal and telegraph system (c)canal system 3. New schools started by British 4. Law and order established 5. Textile/steel plants were built
Question:Negative Effects of British Rule in India
ANSWER: 1.present poverty 2. improvements paid by INDIAN taxpayers 3. Almost complete seperation of ruler to ruled ( ruler to citizens) (a) Indians barred from senior positions in Civil Service (I)allowed British total control
Question: What was the immediate cause of The Sepoy Mutiny?
ANSWER: Cow fat being used to grease weapons (sacred to Sepoys)
Question: What were other potential causes to The Sepoy Mutiny?
<ul><li>ANSWER: Oversea travel(vaisyas are not allowed railroad (westernized) telegraph (westernized) Christianity (conversion) </li></ul>
Question:What was the underlying ALL of the other causes?
ANSWER: British were taking control and Indians were losing their culture! Their culture was dying!
Question:What is the significance of The Sepoy Mutiny?
ANSWER: Cause: Sepoy Mutiny Effect: "an Act for the Better Government of India"(British Raj) *British saw the built up anger that finally came out so they tried to make rule more "equal"
Question: What are the major river systems in India?
ANSWER: Indus-1,900 miles from Tibet through Himalayas and across Pakistan Ganges-1,560 miles from the Himalayas across nothern India into Bangladesh meets with Brahmaputra and pours into the Bay of Bengal Brahmaputra-700 miles from Tibet throught the Himalayas into the northern part of India to the Bay of Bengal with the Ganges
Question: What are the most common lanuages that are spoken in the subcontient?
ANSWER: 16 different languages -Hindi -Urdu -Bengali -Sanskri -Iranian -English