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History of Buddha

where did the invaders come from? The invaders came from septa india and some settled in the conquering of central asia. The region where the Aryans settled in India was called Sapta Sindhu (also referred to as the Brahmavarta)

Who are the people of the ancient Indus River Valley?From about 2600 B.C. to 1700 B.C. a vast number of settlements were built on the banks of the Indus River and surrounding areas. The cities of the Indus Valley Civilization were well-organised and solidly built out of brick and stone. Their drainage systems, wells and water storage systems were the most sophisticated in the ancient world.

History of Buddha


What was the daily life like for them? Various Buddhist schools, known as yana (vehicles), developed in India and other Asian countries. These yana include the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions. According to some scholars, a fourth vehicle to enlightenment exists in the adapted traditions of Western converts and Buddhists living outside Buddhist countries. The various schools share much in common but also differ in important ways.

Why did the invaders migrate?The invaders invaded because their land got flooded. They argue that changing river patterns disrupted the farming and trading systems and eventually led to irreparable flooding. The Aryans invaded to get new land that was not flooded.

Describe the different social classesAs the Aryans settled in India, they developed closer contacts with non Aryans. Shudras were laborers who did work that the Aryans did not want to do. So the four major groups came to be known as the varnas. As time went on, the four basic groups grew more complex, with many subdivisions. People were born into their group for life. Their group membership determined the work they did, the man or woman they marry and the people with whom they could eat.

Who invaded them? Many believe that the decline of the Harappan civilization was a result of Aryan invasions from the north. This theory seems logical because the Aryans came to power in the Ganges Valley shortly after the Indus demise of the Indus Valley Civilization. Because there is little evidence of any type of invasion though, numerous historians claim that it was an environmental disaster that led to the civilization's demise.


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