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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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Literary sources in ancient Indian history – 3

Written Accounts of Foreign Writers and Travelers: The historical accounts written by the foreign writers and travelers are valuable source materials for the re-construction of ancient Indian history. The Greek, Chinese, Roman, and Muslims travelled India extensively and stayed here for a number of years. Their accounts are a fusion of personal observations and hearsay […]

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Literary sources in ancient Indian history – 2

Historical literary sources of ancient India: The historical literature can be sub-divided into several groups. They are Puranas, the epics, dynastic history and biography. • Banabhatta’s Harshacharita: Banabhatta, the poet Laureate of Harshavardhan, composed the Harshacharita. This royal biographies written in ancient India, is an important source of Ancient Indian History. The book gives us […]

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Literary sources in ancient Indian history – 1

Literary sources in ancient Indian history The different types of literary sources in Indian history are • Religious literary sources of ancient India • Historical literary sources • Written accounts of foreign writers and travelers. Religious literary sources: The Vedic, Buddhist, Jain and other contemporary literature are the religious literary sources of Ancient Indian History. […]

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