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Ch. 23 Vocabulary
Term
Definition
Primary
Main or most important
ongoing
In progress
Sitar
Long-necked instrument with seven strings on the outside and ten inside the
neck that provides Indian music with a distinctive sound.
Status
Position or rank in relation to others
Reincarnation
Belief that after a person dies, his or her soul is reborn into another body
Varna
One of the four broad classes of human society under Hinduism.
Sari
Traditional clothing for women in India; a long rectangular piece of cloth that
can be draped around the body in several different ways.
Nirvana
State of perfect peace and an end to the cycle of rebirth; the goal of following
the Eightfold Path in Buddhism.
Karma
Belief in Hinduism that one's actions in past lives determine the spiritual level
into which one is reborn.
Dzong
Buddhist center of prayer and study
Contemporary
Of the present time, modern
Caste
Social class a person is born into and cannot change
Dharma
Duty in Hinduism
Consequence
Result
Civil
Disobedience
Use of nonviolent protests to challenge a government or its laws
Capable
Able to do one's job well
Boycott
To refuse to buy items from a particular country