by Mahesh Vikram Singh / Brij Bhusan Shrivastava / Bipan Chandra
ISBN(Hardbound): 9380836553, 9789380836553
Price(Hardbound): 1,000.00 INR
Series: Encyclopaedic History of India
Year of Pub.: 2011
Publication: Motilal Banarsidass
About Vedic Period:
The Vedic Period is the period during which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of the Indo-Aryans, were being composed. Scholars place the Vedic period in the second and first millennia BCE continuing up to the 6th century BC based on literary evidence. The associated culture, sometimes referred to as Vedic civilization, was centred in the northern and northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent. Its early phase saw the formation of various kingdoms of ancient India. In its late phase, it saw the rise of the Mahajanapadas, and was succeeded by the Maurya Empire, the golden age, classical age of Sanskrit literature, and the Middle kingdoms of India.