Age of Second Urbanisation As we have read that in Later Vedic Period agricultural economy came into existence. So, the change in the economic structure laid the foundation of the Second Urbanisation. Because of the Iron Revolution of 1000 BCE and Paddy cultivation (Rice Plantation in water logged condition), Later Vedic Period had agricultural surplus. …

Indian Subcontinent, from the very ancient times saw many invasions. So, because of these invasions the most important ancient scriptures of India got destroyed. Though we have only a dilapitated scriptures remaining with us. But any invasion and destruction was not able to harm the soul of the Indian Scripture. So, the soul of all …

It is evident that Vedic Literature compiled during the 1500 to 500 BCE. Vedic Literature was the ancient literature of Indian History. The other important literature of ancient India is the Great Epics i.e. Ramayana and Mahabharata. Great Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata are narrative and heroic stories of the then Kingdoms. They also believed to …

As we have read that 6th Century BCE was the age of Second Urbanisation. In this age new towns cities came into existence. Slowly the administrative, economic and societal structure changed in 6th Century BCE. This all were took place because of the Brahamanical Religion of Later Vedic Period excluded a section of societal from …

Buddhist Literature The Buddhist Literature gives a lot of information regarding the 6th Century BCE period. So, it also mentions about many Great Rulers of 6th Century BCE; Like, Bimbisaar, Chandragupta Maurya, Prasenjit, the Great Ashoka etc. The Buddhist Literature had written in the Pali and Vedic Sanskrit. Most of the literature is written in …

As we have read in the previous post that in the period of Second Urbanisation i.e. 6th Century BCE. It was the period in which many new religious reformers started their campaign in against to the staunch Brahmanical Religion. We have discussed Buddhism in a brief, and now in this post we are going to …

Buddhist Council After Gautama Buddha’s Mahaparinirvana, his disciples conduted four Buddhist Councils. Each one of them were conducted during the reign of different dynasty and ruler. First Buddhist Council The First Buddhist Council held in 483 BCE in Saptami Cave near Rajagriha. Rajagriha (Bihar) was the first capital of the Magadha Empire during the reign …

Ancient Empires As we have studied that in Rigvedic Period the political structure was tribal, but Later Vedic Period gradually saw the political system with the Monarch. In Later Vedic Period, as we have read there was a proper Taxation system because of which the Monarch was able to have a standing army. But in …

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