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3.3: Questions to Guide Your Reading

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  • 1. How did the geography of South Asia (India) impact its history?

    2. What are the limits of our knowledge of Harappan Civilization?

    3. How did kingdoms form during the Vedic Age?

    4. Describe the varna and caste systems.

    5. Explain the early historical origins and basic beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism. How do these religious traditions change over time?

    6. How was the Mauryan Empire governed?

    7. How was India impacted by other regions of Afro-Eurasia, and how did it impact them?

    8. Why is the Gupta period sometimes described as a classical age?

    9. What are the characteristics of early medieval India?

    10. Explain the history of the formation of Muslim states in India.

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