March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008 - Harrapan 2,500-2,000 BC Aryan Vedic Period...

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Harrapan 2,500-2,000 BC Aryan Vedic Period 1900-5000 BC Hindu Period 500-326 BC Alexander’s Invasion 326- ??? BC Upanishads 750- 500 BC India Currently world’s largest democracy Second largest populist Second fastest growing economy 1. Billion Multicultural Home of Hinduism and Buddhism 80% of India is Hindu 14% Muslim long rich tradition of literature Beatles learned their music in India Home of Taj Mahol- contains 600 yard long garden Meant to represent paradise Harrapan- Excavations Developed civilations Literate, language, trade with mesopetania marketplace, public pool in center of city, highly developed culture Aerian invasion Wrote and spoke sanscript Verdas Rigverda hyms addressed to God described ritual ceremonies Vedic period Vetic society- war like tribes Fought against indigenous India
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Kept cattle Caste system- 4 castes Caste- color 1 Bronze- priests 2. Warriors 3. Free peasantry 4. Serfs/ slaves Up until 500 BC Vetic period Upanishads - Series of philosophical treaties Philosophical texts- explain world and place of mankind in world
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