• Emergence of Early Historic Period
    juniors catered to the religious and ritual demands of the clansmen. There were various types of assemblies like sabha, samiti,gana,etc to perform the administrative functions. Voluntary donation or bali was given to the rajan. The early Vedic people did not have rigid differences of caste; the only...
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  • Importance of Moral Science
    family system was quite common. Varna or Caste system developed during the later’ Vedic period. To start with the fourfold caste came into existences, namely, the Brahmins Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Sudras. The Brabmins were priests and teachers. ‘The Kshatriyas were rulers and soldiers. They enjoyed...
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  • Faasafasfa
    his profession as is evident from some of the hymns of the Rigveda (9.112.3). Historians tend to quote many reasons for the emergence of caste system as a dominant social reality during the Vedic period. The social compulsions of that time must have contributed to its development. The most...
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  • History of Indian Culture
    . The early Vedic society like that of the other Aryan people had three classes-priests, warriors and commoners. A hymn in the rig Veda speaks of the mythological release of the Indian caste system. But the division of the society into Brahmins, kshatriyas, vaishyas and shudras took a long time to...
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  • Ancient Indian Philosophy
    history of the Indian subcontinent, following the establishment of a Vedic culture, the development of philosophical and religious thought over a period of two millennia gave rise to what came to be called the six schools of astika, or orthodox, Indian or Hindu philosophy. These schools have come to be...
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  • World Cornell Notes Classical Civilizations in Indializatio
    * Crucial for farming * Vary from year to year * Too little or too late and cause famine. * Abundance one year starvation next * Good weather, 2 harvest of crops * Formative Period- Vedic and Epic Ages * Aryan (indo...
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  • The Mahabharata: a Brahminical Struggle for Power
    caste system. This class’s main focus was agriculture and livestock. Scholars such as Richard Fick state that, “Originally in the oldest Vedic age Vaiyas was a name of the class of cattle-breeding and land-cultivating Aryan settlers, it later served the purpose of the theorizing Brahmins to bind...
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  • Research and Study
    There was high level of literacy and education was widespread in the early Sangam Age. Education was provided to all without any discrimination of caste or sex. Special attention was given to female education too. During the ancient period, Kerala had its own major centres of leaming of which...
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  • History
    transform the caste system during these years? ( pg 78-79) What were the long term consequences of this transformation? ( pg 176) Originally the 4 varnas ( Brahmins, kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Shudras) described the Vedic society well because the people did not live in cities and their were not many...
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  • Post-Classical Era
    produce more food -> support larger populations ->establish permanent settlements in India -> establish regional kingdoms VEDIC SOCIETY •Caste distinctions & patriarchal gender relations emerged as prominent characteristics of Aryan India I. Origins of the Caste Systen •Early times-based social...
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  • How South Asian Religion Is Unified and Fragmented
    the current religion . One involves the working out of the implications of bhakti in relation to temple worship; the other involves the working out of the implications of the caste system in relation to local forms of worship more generally. As they function, the two structures are intimately...
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  • Hinduism
    , and view other Gods and Goddesses as manifestations or aspects of their supreme God. Traditionally, Henotheistic and Polytheistic religions have been among the world’s most religiously tolerant faiths. Monotheistic religions like Shaivism and Vaishnavism developed this same period through the...
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  • Early Vedic Period
    1. In early Vedic period, the worship is mostly consisted by male gods, who were believed to control the forces of nature. Agni(god of fire), Vayu(god of air) and Surya(god of sun) who are mere abstractions, intangible and illusive personifications of the powers of nature. Vedic gods assumed the...
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  • Colorful India
    tribe during the Vedic period, was headed by a war leader called rajah, meaning king. The rojah was not considered godly nor did he have absolute power. Each rojah had two tribal assemblies, one large group of the heads of each family, and one small council of the wise men in the tribe. The early...
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  • My Docs
    literature; Transformation from Rig Vedic period to the later Vedic period; Political, social and economical life; Significance of the Vedic Age; Evolution of Monarchy and Varna system. 6. Period of Mahajanapadas: Formation of States (Mahajanapada) : Republics and monarchies; Rise of urban centres...
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  • Vedic Age
    of their social standing. However, several temples and community centres regularly took the role of schools. In addition to that ancient Indian education achieved a noticeable position in the early Vedic period, beginning in the 1200 B.C. In the Vedic days, the teaching of the four Vedas, the hymns...
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  • Ap World 3-6 Study
    duties in your first life, you could expect a more pure rebirth. For example, if a Shudra fulfilled all of their life duties, they could expect to be rebirthed into a higher caste system, like maybe a Kshatriya means “south” when translated from Prakrit and then Sanskrit. Sanskrit- This was an...
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  • Growth of the Bhakti Movement
    The evolution of Hindu Dharma may be divided into three periods: the ancient (6500 BC-1000 AD), the medieval (1000-1800 AD) and the modern (1800 AD to present). The Ancient Period is characterised by the worship of Shiva (Pashupati) during the Harappan times; the composition of the early Rig...
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  • India and Southeast Asia
    west India. (Arya migration) à Historians called it, “The Vedic Age” because of the fact that it was after the Vedas. Vedas are early Indian sacred “knowledge” or texts written by Brahmin priests. à Mostly everything was based on skin color in this age, so over time they developed a system of “Varna...
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  • Culture
    caste system and Hinduism as a degeneration of Vedic religion. The Aryan Invasion Theory not only explained how the caste system came into being, it also accounted for the degeneration of the religion of the Vedas and allowed for the classification of its evolution into three main phases: Vedism...
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