Week 3 broken down; high lights

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Indus civilization first indian civilization, had cities, division of labour, and administration. Vedic culture migration of south-central asian, the aryans invaded india. sanskrit ancestor of european and indian language. scientific achievements: philosophy, medicine, steel and iron metalworking, and mathematics (numbering system) Mau ryan i ndia invasion by alexander the great, conquered northwestern india. Encouraged the mixing of his soldiers with local women, to unite the east and the west. Key importance: pataliputra (grand capital), state enterprises, maritime trade with. Southeast asia, impact on greek philosophy and science. Emperor ashoka chandragupta"s grandson, converted to buddhism, left his palace and became a preacher. Kushan dynasty civil war led to the end of mauryan and start of kushan. Increased greek and indian trading of material and ideas. Gupta dynasty revival of the mauryan model. Collapsed at the hands of the white huns (nomadic iranians)

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