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A large landmass that is smaller than a continent.
India is a subcontinent of Asia.

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A strong wind that brings heavy rain to Asia in the summer.
A monsoon has occurred in the Thar desert many times.

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A flat are of land that is elevated above the land around it.
The Deccan Plateau is in between the East and West Ghats.

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A slowly moving mass or river of ice.
Glaciers can be any size.

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A major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia.
Hindiusm is one of the biggest religions in the world.

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A belief found in Hinduism and other Indian cultures.
Hindus should follow there Dharma.

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A member of the highest Hindu caste
Brahmans are scholars and priests.

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A god or goddess in a polytheistic religion.
A Deity is another name for a god.

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In Hinduism and Buddhism the sum of a person's actions in and decides their future.
Karma directly affects a Hindus next life.

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The cycle of death and rebirth.
Hindus try to escape Samsara.

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A collection of ancient writings viewed sacred by many Hindus.
Vedas is like a bible or Torah.

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An ancient Indian language.
Sanskrit was used in ancient times.

Brahman



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A class, or group, in Hindu society.
The lowest level in the caste system is the untouchables.

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The belief that a person's soul is reborn into a new body after death.
Karma affects reincarnation.

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A journey to a holy place.
Islams have a pilggrimage to Mekkah.

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A religion that is practiced in India.
Another one of Indias big religions.

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A Sanskrit word meaning "enlightened".
Siddhartha became a Buddha.

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An Indian religious leader.
Prince Siddhartha was the founder of Buddhism.

ascetic
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A person who gives up worldly pleasure.
Siddhartha was an ascetic person.

alms
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Goods or money given to the poor.
Alms is almost like how we have all of the donations in America.

Enlightenment
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The state of gaining spiritual insight and finding universal truth.
You tright to become enlightened in Buddhism

Nirvana
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An ideal sate of happiness and peace.
Buddhists try to reach to Nirvana.

Unification
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The process of being united or made into a whole.
Some people try to have unification.

Mauryan Empire
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An empire lasting from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
Ashoka was the leader of the Mauryan Empire.

edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
Edicts are apart of the Buddhists religion

monks
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A member of a religious community of men.
Monks are very famous in Europe.