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        Chapter 2.3
Indian Caste System
Sati
  • Indian widows often
    practices “sati”
  • They threw
    themselves on their
    husbands funeral pyre
  • They would be
    remembered as a
    “virtuous woman”
              Stupas

• Buddhist
  stupas in
  Myanmar
A Mongolian Stupa
The Buddha
Buddha in Japan
Gandharan Statue 100CE
The Kushan Kingdom
The Gupta Empire
The Ajanta Caves
Gupta Art from the Ajanta Caves
Kalidasa
Muruga Meets Avvaiyar
Brahmi Numerals
Nagari Numerals
Arabic Numerals
         • From top - Modern
           Arabic (western);
           Early Arabic
           (western); Arabic
           Letters (used as
           numerals); Modern
           Arabic (eastern);
           Early Arabic
           (eastern); Early
           Devanagari (Indian);
           Later Devanagari
Caraka examining the sick
               Caraka
In spite of the high ethics of the
profession, quacks and cheats existed.
Caraka strongly condemned the
practice of medicine by unqualified
persons or self-styled physicians. He
said, "it is better to commit suicide
than to get treated by a quack."
The Iron Pillar of Delhi

				
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