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

Chapter 9: State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain the rise and fall of the Mauryan dynasty.
  • Compare and contrast the emergence of regional kingdoms and the revival of empire in India.
  • Explain the rise of towns and trade across India during the classical period.
  • Explain important aspects of family life and the caste system.
  • Compare and contrast the features of classical Indian salvation religions.
  • Discuss the emergence and impact of popular Hinduism.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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