Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sikhs and Gandhi

Geography Magnet / Gandhi  by trudeau
Geography Magnet / Gandhi , a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Gandhi vocab -

- Tata family: philanthropists
- insurgents - rebels
- rupee - Indian currency
- anarchists - radicals who believe that governments should be abolished.
- Viceroy - British governor of a colony.
- Bapu - Hindi for "papa"
- Amritsar and Lahore, centers of the Punjab region. Home of the Sikh people.

- Sikhs - religion similar to both Hinduism and Islam. Baptised Sikhs can also be recognized by a distinctively wrapped turban; uncut hair, beard and mustache; an iron/steel bracelet; a small sword in a gatra strap;, a type of special shorts that are all white; and a comb under turban, says Wikipedia.