Why did Buddhism eventually lose popularity in India?
How did early Buddhism evolve into Mahayana Buddhism? How did that help spread the religion?
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Analyze the role the Indian subcontinent played in the overall global trading system up to the year 600 C.E.
Trace the development of India from the Vedic era to the Mauryan Dynasty and then to the Gupta Empire. Pay special attention to politics, religion, and social development.
How did the status of women evolve from the Vedic Age to the Gupta era? (Use chart to help brainstorm your response)
Discuss the origins, basic tenets, evolution, and impact of Hinduism. How did it affect people’s daily lives? What political role has it played?
Compare the political, social, and cultural characteristics of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Indus Valley civilizations.
Compare and contrast how Hinduism and Buddhism distinguished one’s role and function in society based on gender.
Compare the Indian Caste System to other forms of social inequality (for example, slavery).
Compare and contrast Jainism and Buddhism. What were their basic beliefs and practices? What were they a response to? How successful were they?
What groups make up Indian Society? How does the diversity in India relate to the great proliferation of gods, sects, and local practices in Hinduism? Is this diversity a drawback or an advantage? Explain.