• Emergence of Early Historic Period
    EMERGENCE OF EARLY VEDIC PEOPLE Various Aryan tribes migrated to the Indian subcontinent in large hoards from what is present-day Iran through the famous Khyber Pass. They rapidly spread to the area known as the Saptsindhu (the land of seven rivers). The Aryans soon mingled with the local people and...
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  • History of Indian Culture
    The Vedic and the other Sanskrit and the mythological literature reveal that Aryans were divided into tribes. 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...
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  • The Mahabharata: a Brahminical Struggle for Power
    Power The desire for power has always been an issue throughout the ages. As foreign ideas and invaders became a threatening situation, the Brahmin caste during time of the Mahabharata responded by stressing the importance of dharma in society. The writers of the Mahabharata's twelfth book, The Book of...
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  • Importance of Moral Science
    The Vedic period (or Vedic age) was a period in history during which the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were composed. The time span of the period is uncertain. Philological and linguistic evidence indicates that the Rigveda, the oldest of the Vedas, was composed roughly between 1700–1100...
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  • Faasafasfa
    today. Caste System is the biggest threat to Hinduism The Awakened Life Bhagavadgita Complete Translation Brahman Bhagavadgita Simple Translation Think Success Combined Volume by Jayaram V Bhagavadgita Essays by Jayaram V In the Vedic age, the caste system was not very...
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  • Ancient Indian Philosophy
    integration of religious practices and mystical pursuits. For example, ceremonies celebrating birth, marriage, and death, performed with recitations of Vedic verses (mantras), were important for bonding within ancient Indian societies. Later in classical Indian philosophy, different social practices developed...
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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 'Matilakom'...
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  • World Cornell Notes Classical Civilizations in Indializatio
    Jacob Yi Period 6 Cornell Notes- Chapter 3 Classical Civilization: India * Introduction * India vs. China * China’s emphasis- Politics and philosophical values * India’s emphasis- Religion and social structure * India’s political culture was less cohesive...
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  • Rigvedic Period
    RIGVEDIC PERIOD 2011 Abhishek kumar Section-A ROLL-503 2 PREFACE............................ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.............................. INTRODUCTION.......................... EARLY ARYAN SETTLEMENT...
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  • Hinduism
    religions like Shaivism and Vaishnavism developed this same period through the Bhakti movement. Although today’s Hinduism differs from earlier forms of Indian religion, Hinduism’s root date back as far as 2000 B.C. Due to its massive age, its early history is unclear. Scholars have several ancient writings...
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  • Post-Classical Era
    CHAPTER 3: Early Societies in South Asia and Indo-European Migrations •With the establishment of agricultural villages and regional states, Aryan and Dravidian peoples interacted/intermarried. Their combined legacies led to the development of distinct society and rich culture. HARAPPAN SOCIETY I...
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  • My Docs
    Aryans and Vedic Period: Expansions of Aryans in India. Vedic Period: Religious and philosophic 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: ...
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  • History
    would Hinduism be unique? See notes and other study guides 3. What were the advantages and disadvantages of the caste system?( pg 77) The advantages of the caste system that the Aryans did not have a large political structure in place. This social hierarchy served to maintain order and stability...
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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 most...
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  • Ap World 3-6 Study
    led 17 campaigns to Palestine and Syria. Dominated the coastal regions of eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Memphis: Menes founded Memphis in early 3100 B.C.E. It was created as a capital for Egypt because of its location by the head of the delta. Kerma, Napata, & Meroe: These were some of the...
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  • Growth of the Bhakti Movement
    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 Vedic hymns; the Epic Period during which the...
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  • How South Asian Religion Is Unified and Fragmented
    So Hinduism was not a simple, fixed, unchanging system by 300 CE. Nor is it today. Rather it was and remains a dynamic, changing, and responsive complex of attitudes and practices. Emerging self-definitions of Hinduism were forged in the context of continued interaction with heterodox religions (Buddhists...
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  • Colorful India
    Two thirds of the working population is dependent on agriculture for survival. 43% of India’s land is used for agricultural endeavors. The superb system of agriculture comes from thousands of farming years, with specific knowledge of climate and soil conditions. The British ruined a lot of the old agricultural...
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  • Vedic Age
    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_Difference_between_gurukul_education_and_modern_day_education#ixzz2581qk5lZ A 'gurukul' or 'vedic school' (Sanskrit guru "teacher" or "master"; kul domain, from kula, "extended family") is a type of school in India and in several other countries...
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  • India and Southeast Asia
    later on. Meaning, irrigation systems weren’t that necessary. THE VEDIC AGE à The Vedic Age started when new groups of people- animal herding warriors speaking Indo-European languages- migrated into North west India. (Arya migration) à Historians called it, “The Vedic Age” because of the fact that...
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