ANCIENT INDIA PAGE 2 The Collector, 1234 Main Street, Any Town, State ZIP | 123-456-7890 | www.apple.com/iwork The CasteSystem The Caste system is how they ranked people back in Ancient India. On Top is the Brahmins are the Priests and Academics Second are the Kshatriyas they are the Warriors and King Third are the Vaishyas they are Business Community Fourth are the Shudras they are the Kshudras, Servents, Subordinate Last are the Untouchables they do all the lower-order work Important People Siddhartha Gautama-was also known as Gautama Buddha,was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Ashoka-known as Ashoka the Great, Indian Emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from circa 296 BCE to 232 BCE. Chandragupta Maurya- founder of the Maurya Empire and the rst emperor to unify most of Greater India into one state, he ruled from 322 BC until his voluntary retirement abdication in favor of his son Bindusara in 298 BC. Mohandas Gandhi-was the preeminent leader of Indian independece movement in British-ruled India.