DAV Class 6 SST Chapter 19 Notes – India and the Outside World

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India and the Outside World Class 6 DAV Notes

→ India’s contact with Egypt and Mesopotamian civilisations is very ancient. There are archaeological evidences to prove our cultural and trade relations with them.

→ Later on, around the 6th century BCE, India developed trade and cultural relations with the western countries.

→ India exported cotton textiles, silk, spices, jewellery, etc. to the west and brought gold from the west into the country.

→ In the early 8th century India developed trade relations with the west through Arabs. Many of our classics were translated into Arabic and Persian languages.

→ Our relations with Central Asia are very old. Khotan was a very big centre for Buddhist studies. There was a Gautami Vihar where 3000 Buddhist monks lived.

→ Kuchi, Qarashahr (Agnidesh) and Kashghar were another important centres of Indian culture. An Indian prince Kumarjiv preached Buddhism in Kuchi and later became the guru of the Kuchi king.

→ Afghanistan was another great centre of Buddhism. The largest statue of Lord Buddha was at Bamiyan.

→ India’s contact with Sri Lanka is also very old. The ruler of Bengal conquered Sri Lanka and established the rule of Singhal dynasty. Ashoka sent his son Mahendra and daughter Sanghmitra, to preach Buddhism, to Sri Lanka.

→ Our contact with China is also very old. Many Chinese scholars and travellers came to India. Many Buddhist monks visited China to propagate Buddhism.

DAV Class 6 SST Chapter 19 Notes - India and the Outside World

→ India’s relations with South-East Asian countries are also worthy to mention here. Buddhism had already reached these countries. Many Indian traders had also visited and settled there.

→ Brahmadesh (Myanmar or Burma), Suvarnadvipa (Java, Sumatra & Bali), Champa (Vietnam), Kamboja (Cambodia) and Borneo were the places where the Hindus had settled their colonies.

→ In Bali, the impact of Hindu culture and religion can still be seen. In Java, one can see a big statue of Buddha and many Shiva temples.

→ Kamboj (Cambodia) was also an Indian colony. Saka Samvat, and Sanskrit language were used there. Indian gods were worshipped there.

→ Angkorvat’s Vinshu Temple in Cambodia is one of the largest temples of the world. The stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are depicted on its walls.

→ Bamiyan : The largest statue of Lord Buddha was situated at this place.

→ Angkorvat: It is in Cambodia, and dedicated to Vishnu.

→ Saka era : It is our national era.

→ Buddhism : A religion which became popular in central Asia.

→ Architecture : The art of designing buildings.

→ Engraving : Something written on rocks, pillars or any other hard surface.

→ Fundamentalist: Someone who does not accept others’ views regarding religion.