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Vocabulary Review – Chap. 21. An empire lasting from 1526 to 1761 covered most of the subcontinent of India. Mughal Empire . In India, a congress formed in 1885 to provide a forum where Indians could discuss their problems. Indian National Congress .

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Vocabulary Review – Chap. 21


An empire lasting from 1526 to 1761 covered most of the subcontinent of India.

  • Mughal Empire


In India, a congress formed in 1885 to provide a forum where Indians could discuss their problems.

  • Indian National Congress


A group formed by Muslims in India in 1906 to protect their rights.

  • Muslim League


An Indian who encouraged his fellow citizens to protest the British using nonviolent methods.

  • Mohandas Gandhi


A group of fundamentalist Muslims who took control of Afghanistan’s government in 1996.

  • Taliban


Temporary military rule that occurs during a time of war or when the normal government has broken down.

  • Martial Law


A group of people in India, formerly known as the “untouchables” who were previously outside the caste system and considered lower than the lowest caste and who gained some rights under India’s new constitution.

  • Dalits


In 1966, she became India’s first woman prime minister.

  • . Indira Gandhi


A village council in India.

  • Panchayat


A fibrous plant used to make twine, bags, sacks, and burlap.

  • Jute


Technology that includes computers, software, and the internet.

  • Information Technology


The introduction of genetically improved grains to farmers of developing nations, beginning in the late 1960’s.

  • Green Revolution


The most famous building in India, which was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the A.D. 1640’s.

  • TajMahal


An epic poem about the growth Hinduism that is one of two great works of world literature from India.

  • Mahabharata


A regional variety of a language.

  • Dialect


Related to the family of languages that includes all European and many Indian languages.

  • . Indo-Aryan


An Indian language.

  • Dravidian


Money or property given by a bride to her new husband and his family.

  • Dowry


A dam built on the Jhelum River in northeast Pakistan in order to control flood waters and provide hydroelectricity.

  • Mangla Dam


A dam built on the Indus River for flood control and irrigation.

  • Tarbela Dam


A language spoken in Pakistan.

  • Punjabi


A language spoken in Pakistan.

  • Sindhi


The official language of Pakistan.

  • Urdu


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