Ancient India

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Geography and climate

The Ganges River, the Indian Ocean and the Himalaya mountains. The climate in India was tropical. Subcontinent is the
Himalayan Mountains separate the subcontinent is a part of a tectonic. Also it is not enough to be a continent.

Daily life

Homes

The typical house during the time of the Gupta empire was made of bamboo or wood with a thatched roof. Most of the homes had only one room, although two rooms or more were not uncommon. Even the nobles and kings lived in wooden houses and palaces.

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CLothing

In Ancient India, clothing could measure your economical hierarchy. The men wore colorful robes of various beautiful colors. The women also wore color robes and large amounts of jewelry made out of gold and other rare stones.

Food

The Ancient Indians farmed and ate things like grapes, dates, barley, wheat, peas, and melons. For breakfast, they ate things like wheat, dates, and water. For lunch, they would have something simple like grapes and melon. For dinner, they would have something like barley, peas, and from their grapes, wine. Also most vegetarians especially the Hindu Indians.

Education

Most people were not educated, but the higher castes were, and the universities of Gupta were so famous that scholars from China came there to learn.Their schools where called ashrams and Guru means teacher where the most respected.

Jobs

Writers, artists and musicians were paid to produce their art. There was also farmers and craftsman.

entertainment

The kids played with toys such as whistles shaped like birds, small carts to roll down hills, and toy monkeys that can roll down a string.

Government

Once the government was controlled the economy improved. Farming and trade were the two important in the economy. This meant the leaders who controlled the government, were powerful and strong. Ancient India’s government type was Monarchy. Monarchy means a ruler who is a king or leade

Religion

Hinduism

Individual souls are immortal, only believe in one supreme being but it takes many form. Everyone strives to do their dhama (jobs) and everyone should treat people well (karma).

Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver. Shiva, the Destroyer, Ganapati, the Remover of Obstacles, Avatars of Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, Lakshmi, Durga Devi,Indra, the King of Heaven and lord of the gods, Surya, the sun,Agni, the fire god. The gods.




Hindus worship a variety of god and godness. Yoga is the process of mental control and purtty and mediation to make the mind calm




Our soul continues to live in new bodies after we die.



Buddhism

Samadi, Buddia

Contributions

Math

This creativity of the empire also translated into mathematics. Another notable accomplishment

by the Gupta was developing zero and a decimal system.

Astronomy

These new doors in mathematics allowed for much advancement in astronomy during the reign of the Gupta. Aryhabhata, an Indian astronomer, discovered that the earth was a sphere and figured out that the solar year had 365 days.

Medicine

Indian physicians excelled in medicines, caesarean section, bone setting, and skin grafting, smallpox vaccination.

Sports

Mash arts, Judo, karate were said to begin in India. Polo

Games

Games such as Chess, Snakes and Ladders, Playing Cards, Polo, the martial arts of Judo and Karate had originated in India and it was from here that these games were transmitted to foreign countries, where they were further developed.