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Lecture 3

Week 3 broken down; high lights

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Department
Global Asia Studies
Course
GASA01H3
Professor
Liang Chen
Semester
Winter

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Week 3 Silk Road Origin of Indian civilization 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) Mauryan India Invasion by Alexander the Great, conquered Northwestern India. Encouraged the mixing of his soldiers with local women, to unite the East and the West Mauryan Dynasty Chandragupta (founder) Key importance: Pataliputra (Grand Capital), state enterprises, maritime trade with Southeast Asia, impact on Greek philosophy and science Emperor Ashoka Chandraguptas grandson, converted to Buddhism, left his palace
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