India Lecture 1

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Unformatted text preview: political hierarchy of caste •Infused Indian society •Buddhism: originated in India 6th century B.C.E. •Commenced Pirst efforts at nation building •Dynastic rulers uniPied much of India by 4th century BCE •Development of the silk route by 1st century BCE spread Buddhism eastward •Hinduism gradually reemerged as state religion and remains so today •Over 80% of Indians identify themselves is Hindu •Hinduism is the world’s third- largest religion •Sikhism combines Hindu and Muslim beliefs. •Sowed persisting seeds of mutual animosity among India’s Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. •Mughals ruled relatively uniPied India for several hundred years...
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