D ivided into 3 distinct tropical graphical zones encompassed with modern nations. Monsoon, seasonal winds in the Indian Ocean Habit of pilgrimage has promoted contact and exchange of ideas. Advanced in tools helping, opening agriculture contributing to the increase in population. Mauryans
Fostered expansion and prosperity of urban canters. Tamil kingdoms, the kings of southern India, developed isolation. - 3 kingdoms, Cholas, Pandyas, and Cheras who frequently conflict in one another. Was in an era of significant advances in sciences and tech, such as Indian doctors. Panini detailed Sanskrit word forms and grammar - Developed more on English writing. Guptas Invented the concept of 0, and developed “Arabic Numerals”, and system of place-value notation. Because of climate of Ganges plain, only few archeological remains from Gupta era. - Used Buddhist monk’s journal to describe the Gupta Empire. - Cultural: Development and interaction of cultures -Religions, belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies -Science and technology -The arts and architecture India Buddhism, Janism, and Hinduism were strong and were spread. India had many geographical and sacred places. Religious duties were based on social and individual status. Janism and Buddhism was a serious threat to the Vedic religion. Believed in Karma and reincarnation. - Classes connected because of benefits in reincarnation. Every god had a role Offerings and sacrifices to strengthen gods and persuade them to stay together Some disagreed with priest, some abandoned towns and villages to join band of followers of other religion. Very diverse people in religion that connected others however still set them apart. Birthplace of faith of Buddhist Pilgrims. Hinduism relates to the elements of Buddhism - Reflects ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity of India. - Transformation of Vedic religion to Hinduism over Buddhism Indian culture and tech. , and Brahmin religious teachings spread throughout central India.
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