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Section 2: Ancient India
1. Kshatriyas is also known as rulers and warriors. Page #130
2. The caste system divided Indian society into groups based on a person’s birth,
wealth, or occupation. Page #131
3. By the late Aryan period, a segment of early Indian Society had developed that
did not belong to any Caste. This group was called the Untouchables. Page #131
4. There are four Vedas, each containing sacred hymns and poems. Page #132
5. Priests placed animals, food, or drinks to be sacrificed in a fire. Page #132
6. Upanishads were mostly written around 600 BC. Page #132
7. Hinduism is the largest religion in India today. Page #133
8. The Hindus believe in many gods. Among them is Brahma the creator, Siva the
Destroyer, and Vishnu the Preserver. These are the three major gods. Page #133
9. According to Hindu teachings, everyone has a soul, or atman. Page #133
10. The process of rebirth is also known as reincarnation. Page #133
11. In the traditional view of reincarnation, a person who has died is reborn in a new
physical form. Page #133
12. People with Good Karma are born into a higher caste for their next life. Page
13. Hinduism taught that each person had a dharma or set of Spiritual duties to fulfill.
Page #134
14. Some people who were unsatisfied with Hinduism searched for new religious
ideas, two such groups were the Jains and Sikhs. Page #134
15. Sikhs believe in only one god, who has no physical form but can be sensed in
the creation. Page #135
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