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Tristan WinklerMr. GlazebrookAP World Hour 118 October 2018India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.- 1025 C.E.I.Foundations of Indian Civilization, 1500 B.C.E.- 300 C.E.A.The Indian Subcontinent1.The subcontinent consists of modern Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and the island of Sri Lanka2.The northern rim of mountains protects from cold Arctic winds and has monsoons3.India has three harvests a year that consist of rice, wheat, barley and millet4.Mariners learned to travel northeast to southwest in January, and make the return in JulyB.The Vedic Age1.1500-500 B.C.E. called Vedic Age named after the Vedas, religious texts2.1500 B.C.E. migration of Indo-European peoples into northwest India3.Indus Valley civilization became one of which with kinships that were patriarchal4.After 1000 B.C.E. some groups migrated into the Ganges Plain5.New technologies such as iron tools to fall trees6.Stories passed down orally speak of wars between the Aryas and Dasas7.Social division called varna which divided people into four classes,
Brahmin- priests and scholars, Kshatriya- warriors and officials, Vaishya- merchants, artisans and landowners, Shudra- peasants and laborers and theUntouchables8.Social class existed because a primordial beast sacrificed itself with Brahmin being the mouth, arms the Kshatriya, thighs the Vaishya and feetthe Shudra9.The social class was also subdivided into jati, or birth groups10. Only way to move up class was to have good karma in life and be born into a higher one11. Dominant deities were male with Varuna, lord of the sky, Agni, force of fire, and Indra god of war and master of thunderbolt12. Women studied sacred lore, composed religious hymns, and participated in

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