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Title: Early Civilizations of India


1
Early Civilizations of Ancient India
Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua,
NY
2
The Harappan Civilization
3300 BCE - 2400 BCE
3
Citadel Of Mohenjo-Daro
4
Aerial View of Mohenjo-Daro
5
Wide View, Mohenjo-Daro
6
The Great Bath, Mohenjo-Daro
7
Bath Area, Mohenjo-Daro
8
Well, Mohenjo-Daro
9
A Main Street, Mohenjo-Daro
10
Granery, Mohenjo-Daro
11
pottery, Mohenjo-Daro
12
Bison Seal, Mohenjo-Daro
13
A Horned-God Seal, Mohenjo-Daro
14
A Male Head, Mohenjo-Daro
Dravidian
15
A Priest-King, Mohenjo-Daro
16
Necklace, Mohenjo-Daro
17
Public Well, Harappa
18
Drain, Harappa
19
Unicorn Seal, Harappa
20
Female Figures, Harappa
21
Bull Figurine, Harappa
22
Elephant Figurine, Harappa
23
Burial Pottery, Harappa
24
Male Skeleton, Harappa
25
Female Skeleton with Child, Harappa
26
Harappan Writing
Undecipherable to date.
27
The Vedic Age (1500 BCE - 500 BCE)
28
Aryan Migration
  • pastoral ? depended on their cattle.
  • warriors ? horse-drawn chariots.

29
Sanskrit writing
30
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.
31
Varna (Social Hierarchy)
Brahmins
Kshatriyas
Vaishyas
Shudras
Pariahs Harijan ? Untouchables
32
The Caste System
Brahmins
WHO IS
Kshatriyas
  • The mouth?
  • The arms?
  • The legs?
  • The feet?

Vaishyas
Shudras
What is a JATI?
33
The Vedic Age
The foundations for Hinduism were established!
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