india is a subcontinent
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DESCRIPTIONIndia is a subcontinent. Subcontinent is a large piece of land that sticks out from a continent. India sticks out from the rest of Asia into the Indian Ocean. Monsoon. A strong wind that blows across East Asia at certain times of the year. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
India is a subcontinentSubcontinent is a large piece of land that sticks out from a continent.India sticks out from the rest of Asia into the Indian Ocean.
MonsoonA strong wind that blows across East Asia at certain times of the year.Indias climate is ruled by monsoons or strong seasonal winds.
AryansCame to India after the Indus Valley Civilization ended.Migrated from Central AsiaThey were nomadic herders.They had a caste system
Caste SystemSociety was divided into classes.People had to stay in the caste of their parents.People did the same work as their parents and other members of their group.
The Caste System of Ancient India
The Different CastesChat-ree-yasVie-shasSoo-dras
The BrahminsPriests and teachers of Sanskrit and DharmaOnly caste allowed to teach and attend school
The KshatriyaFunctioned as warriors or army leaders
The Vaishyas vie-shasTraders, cattle farmers, minor officials, merchants and artisansOwned their own business or farm land
The Sudras soo-dras Servants and farmhandsDid not own their own land and businesses Most people were in this caste
The Harijans or OutcastesKnown as untouchables, below all othersResponsible for handling the dead, cleaning up human waste, and collecting garbage
RulesCaste status passed down through family generations and was impossible to change.People from different castes could not marry, befriend, or eat with each other