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India Online Fieldtrip: Golden Age to Independence

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1. Kalidasa is considered to be India's greatest writer. Name his two surviving epic poems.

http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc60.html


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2. Give two significant achievements of the mathematician Aryabhatta.

http://www.sudhanshu.com/history.htm


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3. What are the five pillars of Islam?

http://islam.about.com/religion/islam/cs/pillars/index.htm


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4. What Muslim empire ruled India from 1526 - 1858?

http://encyclopedia.farlex.com/India:+history+1526+-+1858


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5. Would you characterize Akbar as tolerant or intolerant of other religions?

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Islam-and-other-religions


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6. Why was the Taj Mahal built?

http://www.angelfire.com/in/myindia/tajmahal.html


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7. After clicking on the pictures and viewing the Taj Mahal, sketch the Taj Mahal on your paper.

http://www.angelfire.com/in/myindia/thumbnails.html


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8. What significant role did the British East India Company play in India from 1608 - 1858?

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/British/EAco.html


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9. Why was the Indian Mutiny of 1857 also called the Sepoy Revolt?

http://www.answers.com/topic/indian-rebellion-of-1857


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10. Give two reasons why Gandhi was significant.

http://712educators.about.com/cs/biographies/p/gandhi.htm


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11. What important government position did Jawaharlal Nehru hold after India gained its independence?

http://www.bartleby.com/65/ne/Nehru-Ja.html


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12. Name the capital of Pakistan, and name three countries that border Pakistan.

13. What is the major religion of Pakistan?

http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcpakistan.htm


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