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INDIA!. Albert Einstein said: “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.”. A Brief History (pg. 609-610). The coast of India has been a site of trade for centuries.

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india
INDIA!

Albert Einstein said:

“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.”

a brief history pg 609 610
A Brief History (pg. 609-610)
  • The coast of India has been a site of trade for centuries.
  • Arabs who traded with India conquered it in the 8th century.
  • 1498 De Gamma discovers India
  • British East India Trading Company
the mughal empire pg 610
The Mughal Empire (pg. 610)
  • 1526- Babur controls northern India
  • 1556- Akbar controls western India and parts of Eastern India
  • 1658- Aurangzeb controls south India
the mughal empire
The Mughal Empire
  • Descendants of Genghis Khan
  • Muslims
  • Akbar was their greatest known ruler
akbar the great
Akbar the Great
  • 13 years old
  • Akbar's rule greatly influenced the culture
  • From religion to the arts Akbar made a huge impact.
  • He removed the Jizyah tax.
  • He was tolerant of other religions.
the arrival of the british
The Arrival of the British
  • 1600 Queen Elizabeth I gave trade rights to the East India Trade Company to trade in India
  • By 1818 Great Britain controlled the region
  • The British brought changes:
    • Technology: telegraph, railroads, steamships
    • Legal System: land ownership, English is the official language
indian independence from britain
Indian Independence (From Britain)
  • 1885 the Indian National Congress was formed.
  • Mohandas Gandhi becomes leader of the Indian National Congress
  • He seeks Indian independent though non violent methods.
india and pakistan
India and Pakistan
  • India split into two countries
  • India- Hindu
  • Pakistan- Muslim
  • They fight over Kashmir which is a majority Muslim but in India.
the caste system
The Caste System
  • In India people are divided by wealth and occupation in the caste system
  • Braham's- Priests
  • Kshatriya- Rulers (governing functions)
  • Vaishya- Agriculture and traders
  • Shudra- serve the other three castes
quiz true false
Quiz (True/ False)
  • 1. Gandhi was a peaceful leader of the Indian National Congress
  • 2. India was split into two countries called Into and Afghanistan.
  • 3. In India people are divided by wealth and occupation in the caste system.
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4. In the 1800’s Spain controlled a majority of India.

  • 5. Akbar the great was intolerant of other Religions and forced a Tax on non Muslims.