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A loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes worn by Muslim woman

Burka

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Social hierarchy in India determined by heredity

Caste System

3

Hindu holy man

Sadhu

4

An enveloping robe and veil that Islamic tradition requires for modesty (face exposed)

Chador

5

A seasonal wind that reverses direction from winter to summer cool dry wind from the north and winter and warm what wins in summer bring heavy rains

Monsoon

6

Ultimate state of peace and insight in Buddhism

Nirvana

7

Large distinct landmass that is joined to a continent

Subcontinent

8

An area of fertile soil deposited by river flood waters

Alluvial plain

9

Layered rock used to make electrical equipment

Mica

10

What a hurricane is called in the Indian Ocean

Cyclone

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Part of the Caste system, a group that defines one's occupation and social position

Jati

12

Chain of closely linked Metropolitan areas

Megalopolis

13

One's moral duty under Hinduism

Dharma

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Rebirth as another living being

Reincarnation

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Good deeds actions in accord with the ones dharma that move one towards this point while bad deeds chain a purse into the cycle of rebirth

Karma

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And Hinduism a release from the cycle of rebirth

Moksha

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The Hindu word for empire

Raj

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A teacher in the Sikh religion teaching that there is but one God and good deeds and meditation bring released from the cycle of reincarnation

Guru

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Repetitive Buddhist prayers

Mantras

20

Hindu domed shrines

Dzong

21

Opposing an enemy or oppressor by any means other than violence

Nonviolent resistance

22

Refuse to purchase or use a country's goods

Boycott

23

To divided into parts (as permanently and a colony or country)

Partition

24

A wooden bed formed with knotted string in place of a mattress

Charpoy

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Brightly colored cloth that is draped over the body like a long dress

Sari

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Goods made in one's home using one's own tools (spinning, weaving, jewelry, and pottery making etc.)

Cottage industries

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Mode of human power transportation

Rickshaw