RELG 231:

Religions and Cultures of India

 

 

TIMELINE

 

 

 

60,000 BCE to 500 BCE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts . . .

 

Story of India

Course Topics

50,000 BCE: Beachcombers. 

First migrations into India.

3000-1900 BCE: Indus Valley Civilization

 

2000-1500 BCE: Aryan incursions

 

 

 

Sir John Marshal

 

Samhitas (1500-1000 BCE)

 

Upanishads (800-400BCE)

Episode 1: Beginnings

 

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THE VEDIC TRADITIONS OF THE BRAHMANS

 

Early Vedic Religion: Traditions of Maintaining the World.

 

Late Vedic Religion:
Traditions of Renouncing the World

 

 

 

 

500 BCE to 200 BCE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics

 

 

 

 

300 BCE to 1000 CE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics

 

 

 

 

1100 CE to 1700 CE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics