World History-India and New Religions
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New religions in India caused problems with people already living in India. It caused fighting, which led to India being divided into 70 states. These states still constantly fighting.
At the top of the social ladder in India were the aristocrats. The rest of population consisted of fishermen, farmers, artisans, and merchants. Women also had greater rights in India verses China.
India is known for its architecture. Of all the existing structures at Angkor Thom, the temple of Angkor Wat is the most famous and most beautiful.
The fertile river valleys help crops grow. Also the geographical barriers encouraged the development of separate, distinctive cultures within Southeast Asia.
Their architecture is based on native inspiration. Indian architects built monumental Hindu temples, from the eighth century on. So the purpose of the architecture was to worship in these temples.
Prose was seen in India before in other places. It was well established in India by the sixth and seventh centuries. One of the greatest masters of Sanskrit prose was Dandin.
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