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Early Civilizations of Ancient India. Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. The Harappan Civilization. 3300 BCE - 2400 BCE. Citadel Of Mohenjo-Daro. Aerial View of Mohenjo-Daro. Wide View, Mohenjo-Daro. The Great Bath, Mohenjo-Daro. Bath Area, Mohenjo-Daro.

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Early

Civilizations

of

Ancient India

Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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The Harappan Civilization

3300 BCE - 2400 BCE

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Citadel

Of

Mohenjo-Daro

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Harappan Writing

Undecipherable to date.

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The

Vedic

Age

(1500 BCE - 500 BCE)

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Aryan Migration

  • pastoral  depended on their cattle.
  • warriors  horse-drawn chariots.
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The Vedas

  • 1200 BCE-600 BCE.
  • written in SANSKRIT.
  • Hindu core of beliefs:
    • hymns and poems.
    • religious prayers.
    • magical spells.
    • lists of the gods and goddesses.

Rig Veda oldest work.

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Varna (Social Hierarchy)

Brahmins

Kshatriyas

Vaishyas

Shudras

Pariahs [Harijan]  Untouchables

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The Caste System

Brahmins

WHO IS…

Kshatriyas

  • The mouth?
  • The arms?
  • The legs?
  • The feet?

Vaishyas

Shudras

What is aJATI?

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The Vedic Age

The foundations for Hinduism were established!