1southasia - Politics Economy Social Class/ Gender 8000-...

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Unformatted text preview: Politics Economy Social Class/ Gender 8000- 600 CE Harappa and Mohenjo- Daro Aryans (1500 BCE) 16 states Then Maurya (321-185 BCE) Central, powerful military Then Gupta Empire (320 – 550 CE) Central control w/ village gov’ts Active trade and communication with Sumer Ashoka (Maurya) promote trade with rest areas for travelers and Buddhist missionaries Trade with Mesopotamia – Silk, cotton, elephants Silk Road Warrior aristocracy/ enslaved Dravidians Arayans stratify class – Varna – four classes Patriarchal Customs devalued women More isolated – purdh 600- 1450 CE Collapse of Delhi sultanate in 1300’s Indian Ocean trade and Trade with Islamic World, China, East Africa and Persia Traded: cotton, silk, elephants, gems, cinnamon, and salt Caste system 1450- 1750 CE Centralized under Mughal Thrived due to cotton trade Patriarchal Treatment of women better under Akbar (initially) – allowed widows to remarry and intermarry between Hindus and Muslims, portray talents openly 1750-...
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2011 for the course HISTORY 102 taught by Professor Stanleyk.schultz during the Fall '10 term at FIU.

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