India & Indian Ocean Basin
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What happened when Chola power declined in the 13th Century?
The Chola people disappeared
The Chola were absorbed into more powerful groups
the Chola became mercenaries in service to other kingdoms
The Chola realm reverted back to a small regional state
What resulted in Northern India after the fall of the Harsha Kingdom?
a relatively peaceful but stateless society
factional fighting and instability
famine and plague as the social order collapsed
bitter competition for power from the Harsha heirs
How did postclassical India contrast with other regions of the world such as the eastern Mediterranean and China?
India was not united by a large empire
Indians practiced a single common religion
India was not involved in long-range trade networks
India was largely peaceful
Which of the following explains why Islam was slow to spread to India?
Its theology was too different from Hinduism
Its followers were usually poor and downtrodden
It's rules were too strict
It arrived by conquest, not peaceful contacts
How were Hindu temples important in spreading the Caste System?
Each temple was constructed for a different caste
They required caste membership to access temple services
Led by Brahmins, they offered basic education
They offered refuge for low caste individuals
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