The era saw the composition of the Vedasthe seminal texts of Hinduism, coalesce into Janapadas monarchical, state-level politiesand social stratification based on caste.
Some claim that the line from Vedic times to today represents the oldest known continuous civilization on earth. The possibility that the ancient world was a more inter-connected space, with links between several continents, may also merit scholarly investigation. An inter-connected world may also have been an inter-dependent world.
The development of human civilization as the result of the mixing and mingling of ideas across geo-political borders weakens race-based claims that some ethnic groups have contributed more than others to this process.
Identifying the beginning of the Vedic period links with the disputed Aryan invasion theory. This theory posits that North India was originally inhabited by darker-skinned Dravidians, who may have founded the Indus Valley or Harappan civilization. Sometime around about 1, B.
These invaders are said to have originated from the Iranian regions; some moved to the West, some to the East hence Indo-European languages derived from their ancient tongue are linguistic cousins.
This theory also explains some similarity between the content of the Vedas and "the ancient Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism. According to the invasion theory, the Vedic literature would have begun as oral tradition initially developed outside India.
Feuerstein, Kak, and Frawley are among those who reject the Aryan invasion, arguing that this is nothing more than "scholarly function. In his India in Greece original, Pococke argued that the "Greek language is a derivation from Sanskrit ; therefore Sanskrit speaking people, that is, Indians, must have dwelt in Greece, and" they "must have been primitive settlers.
Feuerstein, Kak, and Frawley write, "we know that" the Egyptians "owe a great debt to the learned men and sages of India. The Vedic Period refers to the time when the Vedasthe oldest sacred texts of Hinduismwere being composed The reconstruction of the history of Vedic India is based on text-internal details.
Linguistically, the Vedic texts could be classified in five chronological strata: The Rigveda is by far the most archaic of the Vedic texts preserved, and it retains many common Indo-Iranian elements, both in language and in content, that are not present in any other Vedic texts.
Its creation must have taken place over several centuries, and apart from that of the youngest books first part of 1, and all of 10would have been complete by B. There is no widely accepted archaeological or linguistic evidence of direct cultural continuity from the Indus Valley Civilization.
The word "Veda" means "knowledge.
This period includes both the mantra and prose language of the Atharvaveda Paippalada and Shaunakiyathe Rigveda Khilani, the Samaveda Samhita containing some 75 mantras not in the Rigvedaand the mantras of the Yajurveda.
Many of these texts are largely derived from the Rigveda, but have undergone certain changes, both by linguistic change and by reinterpretation.
Conspicuous changes include change of vishva "all" by sarva, and the spread of the kuru- verbal stem for Rigvedic krno. Atharvaveda contains a great deal of medical knowledge and is used by practitioners of Ayurvedic healing.
This period marks the beginning of the collection and codification of a Vedic canon. An important linguistic change is the complete loss of the injunctive.
This is the last stratum of Vedic Sanskrit leading up to c.Scientists expect DNA tests on skeletons found in Haryana to yield information that will help answer a long-standing question: who were the Vedic people?
Vedic "Aryans" and the origins of civilization_ arrives at far-reaching conclusions about ancient history and civilization by combining new insights into the meaning of the Vedas and other ancient Indian scriptures with scientific analysis of ancient sources.
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How does quantum physics work, you may ask, what is it, and where does it come from? In this article we discuss a very brief and simplified history of Quantum Mechanics and will quote what the founding fathers of this branch of science had to say about Vedic influence on the development of their theories.
A brief survey of the history of the worship of Lord Shiva (Siva) in the Vedic, Dravidian and Tribal Traditions of ancient and prehistoric India.