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Global Asia Studies
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Liang Chen

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Indus civilization
. one of the earliest cities
Vedic civilization
. Aryans invaded India
. Sanskrit (ancestor of modern European and Indian language)
. rise of traditional Indian culture
. major scientific achievements, especially in mathematics
Mauryan India
. Alexander the Great, conquest of northwest India
Glory of Mauryan India
Pataliputra (capital)
Prosperity and wealth
Extensive trade
Emperor Ashoka (beloved of God)
Converted to Buddhism
Brought major Buddhism conversion to India
Ashokas pillar, modern Indias emblem
Kushan Empire civil war, nomadic invaders
Guptas Dynasty collapse by white Huns, Indian contact with the west
Indian Heritage
Regional diversity
Similarity with Europe
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