|Chapter 3: Classical
|Civilization: India |AP World History | | | | | |The Framework for Indian History: Geography and a Formative Period | | |Important reasons for India’s distinctive path lie in geography and early historical experience. | | |India’s topography shaped a number of vital features of its civilization. | | |During these ages, the caste system, Sanskrit, and various belief systems were introduced. | | |Patterns in Classical India | | |By 600 B.C.E., India had passed through its formative stage. Indian development during its classical era did not take on | | |the structure of rising and falling dynasties, as in China. | | |The Guptas did not produce as dynamic a leader as Ashoka, but they did provide classical India with its greatest period | | |of stability. | | |The greatest of the Mauryan emperors was Ashoka (269-232 B.C.E.). | | |[pic]...
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