Unformatted text preview: Different ethnic groups Begins the North/South division and distinction Hinduism is born out of the combination of the Persian and Dravidian cultures Hinduism is a dominant system of rules happily for 2000 years Polytheism, Reincarnation, and the caste system are believes of Hinduism Buddhism appears in the 6 th c. B.C. Wanted to unify the country Based on ideas of benevolence and peace Spreads to China and beyond through the silk trade Becomes more important outside of India while Hinduism stays the dominant state religion (80% of population practices Hinduism today) Islam- 8 th c. – Brought by people coming to conquer and attain an empire by not so peaceful means (Mughals)...
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- Spring '11
- Hinduism, World population, population practices Hinduism, Improbable democracy- wealth