Ancient India Language

Ancient India Language

The language spoken during the Indus valley civilization is still the unknown language of the Bronze Age (2nd millennium BCE). However the presence of the Indus script suggests that a spoken and written language or languages existed during this age. Since the language is not yet deciphered nor it’s corroborated through any readable contemporary source, … Read more

Ancient India Government

Ancient Government in India

Ancient Government in India Archaeological excavations have brought to light the remains of a highly developed urban civilization in ancient India. The Indus valley civilization that flourished till 1700 BC was stretched up to 1520 kilometres, extended from the area on the upper Sutlej in contemporary Punjab to Lothal in Gujarat. The most remarkable feature … Read more

Ancient India Gods and Godesses

Ancient India Gods

Religion had an important place in ancient India. Whether in the Indus Valley civilization or during the Vedic civilization, evidences suggest that in both these periods there was strong presence of religion. The primary information about the religion in the Indus period comes from the objects found in the excavated Harappan sites; the information of … Read more

Ancient India Geography

Ancient India Geography

There were two distinct civilizations that existed in ancient India, one was the Indus valley civilization that flourished till 2500 BC and the other was the Gangetic valley civilization that began with the coming of the Aryans and its settlement beginning from 1500 BC. This is also known as Vedic Civilization. While it’s only the … Read more

Ancient India Food

Ancient India Food

What did ancient indians eat? The excavation of the Mehrgarh period sites around 8000-6000 BC throws some startling facts about ancient Indian food habits. The domestication of plants and animals are reported in the subcontinent during that time. Wheat, barley and jujube were among crops cultivated, sheep and goats were among the animals domesticated for … Read more

Ancient India Education

Ancient India Education

India has a rich tradition of learning and education right from the antiquity. The excavation of the sites of Indus valley civilization has brought to our notice the prevalence of written script that suggests people of that time had sufficient knowledge and education must have played a huge part in shaping up their lives. Unfortunately, … Read more

Ancient India Economy

Ancient India Economy

The glimpses of the ancient Indian economy can be ascertained from the Indus valley civilization and the Gangetic civilization developed during the Vedic times. While excavation from the various Indus sites gives us the glimpse of the urban economy flourishing at that time, the monuments of the Vedic times and its written records makes us … Read more

Ancient India Culture

Ancient India Culture

The ancient Indian culture primarily rest on two ages, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. While the Indus valley civilization belonged to the Bronze age, the Vedic civilization belongs to the Iron Age. The Indus civilization was marked by high degree of urbanization and had manifested urban culture, the Vedic civilization was agricultural based … Read more

Ancient Indian Clothing

Ancient Indian Clothing

The index of human development can also be pegged with the clothing of the people during a certain time frame. The remnants of the ancient Indian clothing can be found in the figurines discovered from the sites of the Indus valley civilization, the rock cut sculptures, the cave paintings, and human art forms found in … Read more

Ancient India Civilizations

ancient india civilization

India as they say is not a country but a confluence of various civilizations. Civilization is the most advanced stage of human social development and organization. There are two distinct civilizations in India. Indus Valley Civilization in Ancient India The first is bronze based civilization called Indus valley civilization and the second is iron based … Read more