Social Life in Ancient India 800 B.C.--183 B.C.
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Social Life in Ancient India 800 B.C.--183 B.C. by Swaswati Das

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Published by South Asia Books .
Written in English


  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • India,
  • India - History,
  • Social History,
  • History: World

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13136754M
ISBN 108170187591
ISBN 109788170187592

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  These people were engaged in attaining the highest spiritual knowledge and adhered to different branches of Vedas, the holy books of India. Being a Brahmin was described to be a difficult path of discipline of body, mind, and intellect. Kshatriyas / Rajputs. The next level in the ancient Indian social hierarchy is of Kshatriyas or Rajputs. The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient India. Ancient India is the Indian subcontinent from prehistoric times to the start of Medieval India, which is typically dated (when the term is still used) to the end of the Gupta Empire. Ancient India was composed of the modern-day countries of Afghanistan (some portions), Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, India. They had mastered the process of zinc extraction during the 10th century B.C. There are also evidences of ancient zinc mines which existed in the 6th century B.C near present day Rajasthan. Yoga was practiced in ancient India. There are several evidences to prove that the spiritual practice was a way of everyday life for the ancient Indians. Life in Ancient India The social structure of an ancient civilization By Avi Gupta As one ancient Indian farmer once said, “In ancient India, the Brahmins have all the power.” During the Gupta Dynasty ( B.C.E.), India’s rigid caste system made it hard to move up. In the social .