About life in an ancient city of the Indus River Valley; About the rise of a new culture in the Indus and Ganges river valleys; The beginnings, teachings, and practice of Hinduism; The teachings of Buddha and practice of Buddhism; About the rise of the Maurya Empire and effects of Asoka’s leadership in the empire.
The earliest civilization in India was centered around the Indus River. The Indus Valley civilization had no cities. The Indian subcontinent includes only the present-day countries of India and Pakistan. Nomads who migrated to India started a religion called Hinduism. Gathering the Facts 2.