WHOct17th2006 - Dustin History 10/17/2006 Block F Division...

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Dustin 10/17/2006 History Block F Division and Unity - By 185 B.C., the unity of the Maurya Empire was shattered as rival princes again battled for power across the northern plain - Foreign invaders frequently pushed through mountain passes into northern India - The divided northern kingdoms could not often resist such conquerors Kingdoms of the Deccan - Unlike the peoples of the Aryan north, the peoples of the Deccan were Dravidians with very different languages and traditions - Women enjoyed a high status and economic power - The Tamil kingdoms, which occupied much of the southernmost part of India, were sometimes ruled by queens - Trade was important to the Tamil kingdoms Golden Age of the Guptas - About 500 years after the Mauryas, the Gupta dynasty again united much of India - Gupta emperors organized a strong central government that promoted peace and prosperity - Under the Guptas, who ruled from 320 A.D. to about 550 A.D., India enjoyed a golden age, or period of great cultural achievements
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BIOG 1110 taught by Professor Randywayne during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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WHOct17th2006 - Dustin History 10/17/2006 Block F Division...

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