Cultural History of Northern India

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Mind Map on Cultural History of Northern India, created by Kirbi on 01/08/2015.

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Cultural History of Northern India
1 India's three native religions were founded within this context
1.1 Jainism
1.2 Hinduism
1.3 Buddhism
2 Indus Valley Civilisation
2.1 Civilisation dating back to 2500BCE
2.2 Religion which worshipped forces of nature
2.2.1 Domestic religion
2.3 Aryan invasion introduced their own culture
3 Vedic Culture
3.1 Key root to Hinduism
3.2 Based on group of scriptures called Vedas (knowledge)
3.2.1 Written in Sanskrit
3.2.1.1 Only understood by elites
3.2.2 Worshipped many gods
3.2.3 Sacrificed animals to ask gods for favours, but also to entreat them into playing their role in the cosmic order
3.3 Hierarchical structure based on Hymn
3.3.1 Cosmic man
3.3.2 Brahmins (priests) Kshatriyas (warriors) Vaishyas (farmers) Shudras (servants)
3.3.2.1 Only three higher classes were allowed to practise religion
3.4 Political organisation
3.4.1 Kingdoms were sometimes only villages
3.4.2 Leaders were elected by small groups of elders
3.4.2.1 Buddha was democratic
3.4.3 Stable which helped religious developments
4 Society
4.1 Introduction of iron plough shares and other tools created agricultural surplusses
4.1.1 Introduction of traders had no place in old caste system
4.2 Urbanisation & first use of money
4.3
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