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Formation of States in the Later Vedic Period

  Which period is considered as the later Vedic age? The period from 1000 to 600 B.C. is regarded as the period of the later Vedic age. It also covers the period of the epics, the age of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. What archaeological evidences of sources have we found from this period? The […]

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THE RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE DURING VEDIC PERIOD INTRODUCTION

Sanskrit literature is our primary source of information regarding the vedic society and culture of ancient India. It can be classified into two categories—Shruthi and smriti. Both categories have many religious and philosophical literatures .RELIGIOUS LITERATURES             VEDAS Vedas are the main religious literature of this period. The word “Veda” means knowledge. According to Hindus […]

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Archaeological Sources

Define Archaeology. Arkaos – Ancient Logos – Study The science which enables us to dig the old mound in a systematic manner in successful layers and to form an idea of the material life of the people is called ARCHAEOLOGY. What are Archaeological sources? The primary sources or evidences that support the theories of the […]

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PRE-HISTORY

PRE-HISTORY: The prehistory age is that age of human progress about which no historical evidence is available. It is only scanty archaeological finding, particularly certain tools and weapons which prove that man passed lakhs of years before he was able to develop what are now called culture and civilization of any sort. In India too, […]

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Community life during Early Vedic period

Community life during Early Vedic period Write a note on social life during early Vedic age? Joint-Hindu family system was found in normal form Father was head of the family After him his eldest son took over the family Mother also occupied a respectable place till her husband was alive Birth of son was regarded […]

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Importance of archaeological sources – 1

Importance of archaeological sources – 1 Archaeology is the study of human culture in historic as well as pre-historic times, by examining the material remains of early human settlements. These material remains may range from human or plant fossils to excavated artifacts or ruins of an old building. A broad study of human culture, archaeology […]

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Religious & philosophical literature during Vedic period

The Vedic literature comprises : The Vedas or Samhitas The Brahmanas The Aranyakas The Upanishads The Vedas or Samhitas: Vedas are called “Apaurasheya” i.e. not created by man but God-gifted and “Nitya” i.e. existing in all eternity. The word ‘Veda‘ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Veda‘, means to know or knowledge per excellence. The Vedic texts are divided between […]

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ANCIENT INDIA PALEOLITHIC AGE

Explain about Paleolithic age? The earliest traces of human livings in India are found in the Soan in Punjab now in Pakistan. Other site are found in Kashmir, Belam valley in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, Didwana in Rajasthan, Narmada vally and in the rock and caves of Bhimbtkar near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh roughly belonging […]

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Neolithic Age

Neolithic Age What is does the word Neolithic man mean? The Neolithic is the youngest part of the Stone Age. The word “Neolithic” comes from two words in Greek meaning “new” and “lithic”, meaning “stone”. The Neolithic period is the time when farming was invented and when people started caring for animals, such as cows, sheep and pigs. What is the definition of Neolithic? Neolithic Period, also called […]

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