The Kyhber pass is a river to get to the Indian Subcontinent. A Subcontinent is a large land mass within a continent. People went through the Khyber pass because, there were mountins bordering the Subcontinent and people did not want to confront other civilization.
Geography/ Khyber Pass
This is the Vedas. It is a religious text that basicly explains Hinduism, in four parts. It is full of Hynms and peoms. In 1500-1000 BC was the Vedic period, which was the considered time when the Vedas was written.
This is a scene from the Mahabarata. The Mahabarata was a VERY long text, about two kingdoms who were in war over land, and Arajuna ( one of the leaders of Kurus) wanted to take back his land but he didn't want to hurt his people. The Mahabarata is roughly 1.8 million words! This text was created by Vyasa.
This is a Clan. Each Clan has it's own Raja or chief. The cheif was the oldest man in the family. (or a dynasty).
This is an ancient Indian home. There houses had usually two bedrooms. There houses were either made of sticks, straw, or wood.
Kshatriyas(Soldiers or rulers)
Brahmins (Priests and teachers
Vaishyas(Farmers tradersand merchants)
This is the Caste system. A Caste is someone's level of authority.There is NO mobility in the Caste system, unless if you touch an untouchable. The Ancient Indians believed that you could not have mobility in the Caste system until you are reborn into a different Caste.