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indian History After Vedic Period

  • They were written down many centuries later, long after the "Vedic Age", but much of what we know about this period of ancient Indian history is as a result of the faithful word-of-mouth transmission of the Vedas from one generation to another.
  • The place of the Vedic Age in World History is as the period of ancient India which gave birth to Indian civilization one of the great civilizations of the world.
  • Chronologically, this transition is assigned to the period corre­sponding to 1000 BC to 600 BC. Both Vedic literature and archaeological sources provide sufficient material to reconstruct the history and culture of the people of the post-Vedic period.
  • While the Rig Veda represents the most primitive religion of the Aryans during the Rigvedic Period, the religion of the Later Vedic period is dominated by the Brahmanas, or priestly book, which was composed sometime between 1000 and 850 BC. Later Vedic society is dominated by the Brahmans and every aspect of Aryan life comes under the control of priestly rituals and spells.
  • In India, the Vedic period was also known to be a flourishing time for the Sanskrit literature and Indian culture.
  • The Harappan civilization was followed by the Vedic period, which lasted up to the 5th Century BC, yet many historians object that the carvings presumably belonging to Indus Valley Civilization, as they carry the images of women dressed in sari, a traditional Indian female clothing item which would have been impossible to be found in Harappan age period, so also were the cross-legged sitting figures with folded hands, a symbol of devotion in Vedic times.
  • The later Vedic texts were complied in the upper Gangetic basin around 1000 - 600 BC. During this period the Aryans covered the whole of north India, from Vindyas to Himalayas.
  • The tribal chiefs of early Aryan society were the ancestors of the princes and kings we encounter in later Indian history.
  • A brief history of Indian alchemy covering pre-Vedic to Vedic and Ayurvedic period (circa 400 B.C.-800 A.D.). - PubMed - NCBI Warning: The NCBI web site requires JavaScript to function. more.
  • Ceramic goblet from Navdatoli, Malwa, c. 1300 BCE. As the Indo-Aryans developed an agricultural society during the Later Vedic Period (c. 1000-500), they further developed crafts, such as pottery.

indian Mathematicians Of Vedic Period

  • Although Jainism as a religion and philosophy predates its most famous exponent, the great Mahavira (6th century BCE), most Jain texts on mathematical topics were composed after the 6th century BCE. Jain mathematicians are important historically as crucial links between the mathematics of the Vedic period and that of the "classical period."
  • It is considered as only source of ancient Indian Mathematics from Vedic Period and was written in the period 800 BC - 200 BC. But again it was used for carrying out rituals.
  • They begin with the mathematics of the ancient period dealing with Vedic Prosody and Buddhist Logic, move on to the work of Brahmagupta, of Bhaskara, and that of the mathematicians of the Kerala school of the classical and medieval period, and end with the work of Ramanaujan, and Indian contributions to Quantum Statistics during the modern era.
  • Similar methods were used for memorising mathematical texts, whose transmission remained exclusively oral until the end of the Vedic period (ca. 500 BCE).
  • Surgery: The concepts, operative methodologies and specialized tools of surgery that were used in India more than 2,000 years ago and first postulated during an even earlier Vedic period, and are still being developed in 21st Century Europe.
  • Some of the scholars have pointed out that while Tirthaji's methods were not unique, they may have been invented by him independently, as Tirthaji held an MA in mathematics, & also that the term Vedic Mathematics is incorrect, and there are other texts that can be used to teach a correct account of the Indian Mathematics during the Vedic period.
  • The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10 53 with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period.

art in Vedic Period Of India

  • Vedic Period • Vedas--ancient poetic hymns and philosophical writings directed to the gods • Vedas deities are representations of natural forces such as Indra (thunder), Varuna (sky) and Surya (the sun) • It is believed that the Aryans were aniconic, that is, they did not employ, permit, or make images in their art.
  • The Gupta period considered the Golden Age of arts, culture and education in ancient India saw effloresce of the ancient Indian music.
  • This was a period where agriculture, metal, and commodity production, as well as trade, greatly expanded, and the Vedic era texts including the early Upanishads and many Sutras important to later Hindu culture were completed.
  • The poet Kalidasa, was one of the "Nine Jewels" a group representing the best minds of the kingdom, who were gathered together at the court of Chandragupta II, in the 5th century A.D. The figurative art of the Gupta period clearly shows that artists had a full knowledge of the best works produced and the most advanced techniques developed in the past.
  • The Vedas were composed and orally transmitted by speakers of an Old Indo-Aryan language who had migrated into the northwestern regions of the Indian subcontinent early in this period.
  • The Gupta period marked a watershed of Indian culture: the Guptas performed Vedic sacrifices to legitimize their rule, but they also patronized Buddhism, which continued to provide an alternative to Brahmanical orthodoxy.
  • A brief review of the sculpture created in different eras provides information regarding the patronage endowing the sculpture of the time, each period’s genres, and the overall contribution of the art of each respective period to the art of Indian sculpture as a whole.
  • He has put together a collection of objects representing a whole range of periods, religions, styles and geographical contexts, from early Vedic anthropomorphs dating from the second millennium BC to modern artworks by leading contemporary Indian artists such as Dayanita Singh, Subodh Gupta and Mithu Sen. In the process of exploring Indian perceptions of the body, he shows how such a journey can lead you through the very richest pastures of Indian art.
  • The evolution and development of Indian sculpture is unique, and every period of Indian history is reflected through sculpture that was created by master artisans.

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