In this episode, we take a look at the beginning of formal philosophy in the Northern kingdoms of India. There was a climate of questioning and social change which then pushed thinkers to examine the fundamental nature of their world
With kings fighting for glory and gold, what did the regular citizens get up to? We’ll take a look at what their lives were like, how ideas of social class and order developed. How much of an influence ritual and
A broad survey of ancient Indian literary sources and what historians have learnt from studying the Rig Veda, one of the oldest literary works. After guessing history from pottery remains and ruins of cities, literary sources were supposed to help.