Hominids have inhabited India for well over 250,000 Years Humans have lived in India since the Stone Age, about 75,000 years ago. Around 4000BCE, Vedic culture began to develop in India. Vedic culture was a cultural and spiritual tradition that lasted until about 500BCE.
Ancient India: From First Humans to the Vedic Period
When did humans arrive in India
- 10,000 Years ago
- 75,000 Years ago
- 100,000 Years ago
- 250,000 Years ago
A Sanskrit epic poem that tells the story of a dynastic struggle for the throne of Hastinapura, leading to a great war. It is one of the longest epic poems in the world, and its themes include dharma, karma, and the nature of human existence. Till recently it was considered to be the start of Indian Civilization.
The Mahabharata is...
- The oldest poem in the world
- The longest poem in the world
- The happiest poem in the world
- Fun to say
Indus Valley Civilization: A Bronze Age civilization that existed in the Indus Valley region of the Indian subcontinent between 3300 and 1300 BCE. Vedic Period: The period of Indian history between circa 1500–500 BCE, when the Vedas were composed. Aryan Migration: A migration of Indo-European speaking people into the Indian subcontinent that occurred around 1500 BCE. During this period Hindu scriptures known as the Vedas were committed to written form.
When were the Vedas written down? Who brought them?
Yoga: Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. Ayurveda: Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that uses natural remedies, herbs, and dietary practices to maintain health and prevent illness. Decimal System: The decimal system, which is used in modern mathematics and accounting. Iron Smelting: Iron smelting was first developed in ancient India around 1800 BCE
What wasn't invented in Ancient India?
- The Wheel
- The Decimal System
- Iron Smelting
What do you think was the most significant contribution of the ancient Indians during the period from the first humans till the Vedic period?
In a few words, name 4 accomplishments of ancient India?
The Indus Valley Civilization is the oldest known civilization in South Asia, dating back to 3300 BCE. The Vedic period (c. 1500 - c. 500 BCE) saw the emergence of the earliest known Hindu scriptures, the Vedas. The number 'zero' was invented by the Indian mathematician and astronomer, Aryabhata, in the 5th century CE.
Did you know?
- Nothing, zero
- Iron Smelting
- The decimal system
What were the major cities of Ancient India during thisperiod?
What were some of the inventions and achievements of Ancient India during the Vedic period?
What do you think Ancient India would be like today if history had taken a different course?
What qualities of Ancient India's culture still exist today?