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ANCIENT INDIA GRAPES
Transcript of ANCIENT INDIA GRAPES
The Mauryan Empire from 322 B.C.E - 187 B.C.E. was built on wars of conquest by King Chandragupta. The Gupta family ruled India from 320 BCE to 550 CE. This was the golden age of during India's 2nd great empire. They made provinces and organized the country by allowing cities to rule themselves independently.
Some major geographical features in India are the Himalayan mountains and rivers, such as the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers. The Himalayan mountain range is the tallest in the world. India is also a subcontinent and the seventh largest country. The population of India is 1.252 billion. India is located in Asia.
Most people in ancient India were farmers. Wheat, rice, cotton, and salt were staples of the economy. But trade was also a significant part of India's economy. The famous Silk Road trade route passed through India. This brought new goods into the area.
Indian society was structured around edicts. Edicts are commands that are obeyed like law. Among Buddhists, the Buddhist values of love, respect, non violence, and detachment from worldly desires and possessions shaped their communities. Good health, shelter, clean water, and food were concerns that the general population had.
India is known for many achievements. For instance, in literature, the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most beloved Hindu poems. Indian art, such as the cave murals, is also well known throughout the world. Gupta mathematicians developed the decimal system. An Indian astronomer named Arabhata found out that the Earth is tilted and spins on an axis.
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India's major religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. In Buddhism you could reach nirvana by following the eightfold path. Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Lord Shiva are the main gods that they worship in Hinduism. Hinduism is the world's oldest religion. It has more than 1 billion followers.