IJCH 2016 Vol.2(1): 15-18 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2016.2.1.030

Vedic Living in Modern World - Contradictions of Contemporary Indian Society

Kaushalya
Abstract—The Vedas were the creations of the Aryans and the religious philosophy and values of life propounded by the Vedas were the bedrock of, what is called, the Vedic Age. Every era has its own social and cultural norms. Archaeological and historical evidence suggests that rural community existed even in the pre-Vedic age. Scholars like Romila Thapar and D.D. Kosambi have concluded, on the basis of evidence that the pre-Vedic public consciousness and traditions continued to live on in parallel with the mainstream culture in the Vedic Age and this tradition did not die even after the Vedic Age. This paper seeks to examine and study these folk traditions and the impact of Vedic culture, philosophy and values on them.

Index Terms—Shudras, Vedic life, Varna system in India.

Kaushalya is with Motilal College in Delhi University, New Delhi, India (e-mail: panwar.kaushal@gmail.com).

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Cite: Kaushalya, "Vedic Living in Modern World - Contradictions of Contemporary Indian Society," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 15-18, 2016.

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