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Ancient India

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Jolitid Appellidi

on 21 January 2015

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Men wore a cloth made of cotton called a dhoti. This was normally white. Women wore a piece of coloured cotton called a sari which they wrapped around themselves. They also wore a lot of jewelry and bracelets. Girls and boys wore what their parents wore minus the jewelery. Wealthy women wore a red dot on their forehead for decoration.
This map shows where India is
Social Status
Ancient India hierarchy was divided into 4 major parts: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, vaysias, and Shudras. They were sorted not by richness but job and religiousness, meaning by how much they worshiped the gods and how many symbolic objects they owned. The higher up you were the better job you hadThere were also the people who were street sweepers, dealt with dead bodies and did other disgusting stuff. This lower class was called the out castes or untouchables. The whole system is called the caste system.
When It Started and When It Ended
Schooling and education
Education in ancient India began around the 3rd century B.C. Sages and scholars gave lessons orally. Palm leaves and bark of trees were used for writing. The teacher was called the guru.proper pronunciation and reciting of the Veda, the rules of sacrifice, grammar, understanding the secrets of nature, reasoning including logic, and the sciences.
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What They Ate
Mostly the ancient indians would eat wheat and rice. Their diet also included fruit,meat,fish and milk, though many indians were vegetarians due to their religion. For example, in Hinduism they did not eat meat.
Houses were normally two to one stories high. They were made of baked brick. They had flat roofs and no windows. Most houses were identical. All houses were built around a courtyard and each house had their own bathroom. There were many temples where people would pray. These were made with intricate designs.
Daily Life
Ancient India had many gods and they built many temples. There are around 33 million gods and goddesses. One for each person. some religions include: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, and Judaism. There were gods with eight arms and
pets. There were also gods that loved a certain thing. For example, one of the major gods was Shiva. He is the patron of yoga and arts. Parvati his wife was the source of all weapons and power. With Shiva she has 2 arms, yet alone she has up to 8 arms.
Ancient India started in 5000 B.C To 1638 A.D. There were many milestones in ancient indian time.
The most common transportation in India was by animal and raft. Many people used camels attached to carts. In modern India they still use carts but they also use cars. Some people would walk too.
5000 B.C
Shiva and Parvati with kids
Indians loved to dance and still do. One of the many dances that they do is the Bihu dance. They also had many skilled potters who made beautiful pots. They sometimes played some normal games like chess and polo. The woman washed clothes and took care of the house. The men farmed and hunted for food. The woman also helped with the farming sometimes.
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