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CHAP PAGE I INTRODUCTORY
THE VEDIC PERIOD
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Agni Aitareya ancient appears Aranyaka Aryan Atharva Atharva-veda Atman Avesta belongs Bharata Buddhist called century B.C. ceremonial chapters character chief classical Sanskrit composed connected consists contains cows deities demons described developed Dharma Sutra dialect doctrine doubtless drama earth epic existence forest goddess gods Greek Grihya Grihya Sutra heaven hymns important India Indian Indra Indus Kalidasa Kavya king Krishna language later literary lyrical Mahdbhdrata Manu mentioned metre metrical nature older oldest original Panchatantra Panini passages period philosophy play poem poet poetical poetry post-Vedic Prakrit preserved priest probably prose Puranas qlokas Rama Rdmayana recension referred regarded religious represented Rigveda rites ritual sacred sacrifice Samaveda Samhita Sankhya Sanskrit literature sixth century Soma soul stanzas story style syllables tion tradition transmigration treatise trishtubh Tritsus Upanishads various Varuna Vedanta Vedas Vedic verses Vishnu Vritra White Yajurveda words Yama Yaska Yoga