A group of nomadic people who came from the steppes. They came from the Caucasus. They herded sheep, cattle, and goats. Tamed horses, and rode into battle in light, two wheeled chariots.
The southwest Asian peninsula, now occupied by the Asian part of Turkey, and it is also called Asia Minor.
The four collections of sacred writings produced by the Aryans during a early stage of their settlement in India.
One of the four classes of people in the social system of the Aryans – priest, warriors, peasants or traders, and non – Aryan laborers or craftsmen.
A great Indian epic poem, reflecting the struggles of the Aryans as they moved south into India.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn continuously until it achieves perfect understanding.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the totality of the good and bad deeds performed by a person, which is believed to determine his or her fate after rebirth.
A religion founded in India in the Sixty century. Whose members believe that everything in the universe has a soul and therefore should not be harmed.
He was born into a noble family that lived in Nepal. The baby showed the marks of a great man. If he stayed home, he would be a world ruler. If he was to leave, he would become a universal spiritual world ruler. His father had separated him from the rest of the world. He had gotten married and had a son.
In Buddhism, a state of perfect wisdom in which one understands the basic truths of the universe.
In Buddhism, the release from pain and suffering achieves after enlightenment.
He is Chandragupta’s grandson. He had brought the Mauryan Empire to its greatest heights.
A recognition of people’s rights to hold different religious beliefs.
Relating to a social system in which the mother is the head of the family.