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  • 1. The Golden Age of India

2. 3. Khyber Pass Indias history is a story of succeeding invasions of people through the passes. 4. The Ganges River River systems are important to Indian history. 5. Indo-Aryan Civilization

  • The Vedic Age (1500-900 BC) derived from the word vedas, meaningknowledge .
  • The Epic Age (900-500 BC) literature was developed; two great epic poems were produced

6. Mahabharata

  • Longest & most complex of Indias epics
  • offers an extensive study of the role of duty in human life

7. Ramayana

  • Epic narrative of the triumph of good over evil
  • traditionally attributed to the sage Valmiki
  • Sita exhibits the behavior of the model wife

8. Hanuman, the monkey god From Ramayana, he represents the ideal devotee, who serves his master with unquestioning loyalty and obedience. 9. Caste System Indo-Aryans developed a system of rigid social groups. 10. Hinduism had its beginnings in the Vedic Age. The early Indo-Aryans sacrificed animals to a number of gods. Three gods emerged as the most important: Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. 11. Mauryan Buddhist Temple 12. Rebellion against caste and against the elitism of Vedic sacrifice led to the beginnings of the Buddhist and Jain religions in India. 13. Gupta Empire 14.

  • People prospered
  • Trade & manufacturing flourished
  • Learning & science grew
  • Gupta literature is famous for its fairytales and fables; ie, Panchatantra
  • Mathematicians developed the Hindu-Arabic numerical system

Gupta rule launched a Golden Age. 15. The Taj Mahal in Agra, India was built by Shah Jahan in 1632 for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mogul Contribution