INDIA AND CHINA
ROADS NOT TAKEN?
Indian History Sourcebook is the place to start for India
Most links below are from that site.
A. Harrapan Civilization
Some excellent links to Harrapan
B. Aryan Conquest/Vedic Age
/Vedic Age links.
Texts and commentaries on HINDUISM.
1. Main gods: Brahma, Shiva, VISHNU
3. Bhaghavad Gita (Krishna)
4. Ramayana (Rama)
A nicley done summary
of the Ramayana.
D. CASTE SYSTEM
E. Women in India
FROM THE CODE OF MANU (Indian law code)
Brahman is by right the Lord of this whole creation. A Brahman is born
highest on earth, the lord of all created beings. Whatever exists in
world is the property of Brahman.
A husband must be constantly worshipped as a god by a faithful
Day and night, women must be kept in dependence by the males of their
It is the nature of women to seduce men in this world; for that
the wise are never unguarded. One should not sit in a lonely place with
one's mother, sister, or daughter, for the senses are powerful and
even a learned man.
When (a man) by stealth seduces a girl who is
intoxicated, or disordered in intellect, that is the eighth, the most
and sinful rite of the Pisakas [i.e., it is demonic].
See also the complete text of the Code
1. Story of the Buddha
A short account of the story
of the Buddha.
A summary of Buddhist belief.
2. Four Noble Truths
a. There is suffering
b. Suffering comes from unfulfilled desire
c. To cease from suffering, cease from desire
d. To cease from desire, follow the eight-fold path
3. Eight-fold Path
a. Right knowledge: know the four noble truths
b. Right purpose
c. Right speech
d. Right behavior
e. Right livelihood
f. Right effort
g. Right awareness
h. Right meditation
A. Achievements of Chinese civilization
"Abandon learning, and there will be no sorrow."