Links for Web assignment
(Duiker 40-47, 51; Brians 142-145)
* Map Quiz on map 2.3 in Duiker, p. 69
Questions about Duiker: *What were the traditional five major castes and what were their functions? *What disadvantages were there in being an untouchable? Why did the caste system survive for so many centuries? *Describe the roles of women in ancient India.
Questions about The Arthashastra: What is one way in which Kautilya advises the king to spy on his subjects? *What practical argument does Kautilya offer the king for supporting poor farmers ("cultivators")? *In what ways did caste affect the way slaves were to be treated?
Arians and Dravidians
Brahmans, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras
Chandragupta Maurya and Kautalya's Arthashastra
Chart for today's lecture:
General outline of Indian history:
|c. 3000-1500 BCE:||Indus civilization|
|c. 1500-500 BCE:||Aryan invasions|
|c. 500 BCE-CE 647||Age of empires|
|647-1206||Hindu principalities and Muslim (Turkic) incursions|
|c. 712||Arab conquest of Sind (present.day SE Pakistan)|
|1526-1707||The Great Mughals|