India Culture

By: Nick E, Chris L, Brianna M, Nick B, Sarah M


India has many different aspects of culture. Their culture was based on religion, art and architecture, battle and military, thinkers and philosophers, and government. India is the best place of any type of culture. Their paintings had many bright colors to really express the painting. One of India’s greatest scientists was able to calculate pi 4 decimal places, and also figured out the solar years and was only off by 3 hours. They had a great battle called the Battle of Kalinga. The many caves that are in India are filled with many different sculptures and also have Buddhist and Hindu temples, monasteries, and residences. Their great leader Ashoka spread peace to all of his empire after the destruction he had caused. Everyone liked him so much that he remained ruler for 40 years.

Big Idea: How did religion control or influence their lives

It controlled their lives because they could not fight to protect their family’s or they had to miss very important meetings because they had to go to church or temples to pray to their god or goddess. It could influence them by if there god is strong then they might think they are just as strong and try to takes over and get in a lot of trouble. Or they can want to eat a certain kind of food on a special day but their religion does not allow the to eat that food that day. But the religion will let them eat it on a different day. And on a holiday that they want to celebrate and have some fun at a festival but their religion does not celebrate it so all you can do is watch.

Big Idea: What innovations had the largest impact on the classical societies and what were the impacts?

Innovations that made the largest impacts on the classical societies was from India. Some innovations were that the Gupta created numbers, universities, and medicinal treatments. This was a huge impact because these innovations helped the Gupta with everyday problems. For example, Gupta mathematicians were the first to represent 0 in a math term. Although everyone knew what zero ment, the Gupta were the first to make it a number. Another example is that the Gupta knew how to use medicinal treatments properly. The Gupta figured out that a clean wound would prevent infections before the western side of Earth did.A third example is that the Gupta built some of the first universities. A famous university is called Nalanda and it consisted of 8 collages, 3 libraries, a monastery and a hospital.

Go Animate Major Battles or Wars- Nick Estevez

India Major Battles or Wars Nick Estevez

Indian Arts and Writings - Brianna Meneve

Great Leaders - Nick Black

India Religion - Sarah Marino

India Religion-Sarah Marino

Thinkers , Philosophers, Inventors, Scientists - Chris Lam

Conclusion - Sarah Marino

India was a classical civilization that had many things that represented their culture. They had a leader named Ashoka for 40 years, and had two religions in the Gupta Era called Buddhism and Hinduism. India had things like art, philosophers, and scientists. Their leader believed that there should be peace in India no matter what. So they had a peaceful civilization. They had many innovations that helped their civilization become even more advanced than it already was. They had lots of homes, buildings, and market places. There was also many monasteries and temples in many of the caves that were in India. They produced their own food and traded with other civilizations. India was a civilization that kept on improving and becoming better and better.