HISTORY OF SOUTH INDIA

Megalithic Culture and the Pre-Sangam Era The Neolithic-Chalcolithic amalgam which seems to have been round about 2000 B.C. continued upto about the middle of the first millennium B.C. It was then overlapped by the Megalithic culture inhabited by the megaliths builder. They are known not from their actual settlement which is rare but from their … Read more HISTORY OF SOUTH INDIA

BUDDHISM AND JAINISM

What are the causes for the growth of Buddhism and Jainism? The Vedic rituals were expensive and the sacrifices prescribed were very complicated and had lost their meaning, the caste system had become rigid. Supremacy of the Brahmins created unrest and all the religious texts were in Sanskrit, which was not understandable to the masses. … Read more BUDDHISM AND JAINISM

THE VEDIC CIVILIZATION

The Vedic Period or the Vedic Age refers to that time period when the Vedic Sanskrit texts were composed in India. The society that emerged during that time is known as the Vedic Period, or the Vedic Age, Civilization. The Vedic Civilization flourished between the 1500 BC and 500 BC on the Indo-Gangetic Plains of … Read more THE VEDIC CIVILIZATION