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Ancient India: Indian history is very interesting to read and understand. Ancient India history started with the arrivals of Aryans and the Indus valley civilisation. The ancient period can be categorised into 3 different categories. They are Pre historic era, Early historic era and the golden age. With the introduction of caste system, people were divided based on their castes. Indus valley civilisation was one of the most sophisticated and matured civilisation. Later with the fall of Indus valley civilisation there came the era of Vedas. Caste system became more prominent and rigid during the later Vedic period. During this period other religions like Buddhism and Jainism evolved.

Later on the period was followed by Maurya’s and later by Gupta’s. Let us together understand the rich history of ancient India.

Casteism in Ancient India

Ancient India casteism: Ancient India period is from Indus valley civilization to Gupta dynasty. After this period was the medieval period and later modern Indian history.  India is a culturally rich country from time immemorial.  

Ancient India Religion: The caste system slowly gave rise to many other religions in ancient period. Hinduism which was dominant got tough competitions from other religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Islam.

Ancient Indian government: It is believed that ancient Indian period was very peaceful and calm. People were very understanding and cooperative among each other. However with the growth of civilisation and increase in population there arose the need of a government.

Ancient Indian geography: India is a vast country. During ancient period many countries surrounding India were part of India. The climatic conditions were very favourable to agriculture because of no pollution in ancient period. During this period there were two main civilizations known as Indus valley civilization and Vedic civilisation.

Ancient India art: Art plays an important and prominent part in any country. Art also plays a prominent part to know about the history of that country. Art in India flourished during the civilisation. The artefacts which were excavated in the places where civilisation happened in India are proof to show that art was present since time immemorial.

Ancient Indian architecture: Ancient Indian architecture is not only world famous but also present since various civilisation that took place in India. At different level different architecture came into existence and fine tuning the previous architecture. Every architecture includes various feelings, emotions of the person.

Ancient Indian Literature: Ancient Indian literature is one of the most beautiful and voluminous to read and understand. Most of the literature was in oral during ancient period. At the beginning the literature was transmitted orally from one person to another. There were no written records. Ancient Indian literature consists of four Vedas called as Rigveda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. The earliest known literary work of Aryans was the Rigveda. It consists of 1028 hymns in Sanskrit. 

Ancient Indian languages: India is a multilingual country. Even during ancient period there were many languages but Sanskrit was the important and dominant language. We do not have much evidence as to the language spoken during the Indus valley civilisation. However it is believed that Indus script or the Harappan script was used during this period.

Ancient Indian education: Education was given utmost importance even in the ancient period. We do not have any evidence of education during the Indus valley civilisation but however on seeing the layout plan, drainage system it is understood that people were very intelligent

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