Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 15: India and the Indian Ocean Basin

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain the reasons behind the quest for centralized imperial rule and the introduction of Islam to northern India.
  • Compare and contrast the Hindu kingdoms of southern India.
  • Explain and discuss key aspects of agriculture in the monsoon world.
  • Outline the features of trade and economic development in southern India.
  • Identify the important aspects of cross-cultural trade in the Indian Ocean basin.
  • Identify the connections between caste and society in postclassical India.
  • Compare and contrast the expansion of Hinduism and Islam throughout postclassical India.
  • Compare and contrast the influence of Indian civilization within southeast Asian states.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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