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What is the early Vedic period?

The Vedic period or Vedic age ( c. 1500 – c. 500 BCE), is the period in the history of the northern Indian subcontinent between the end of the urban Indus Valley Civilisation and a second urbanisation which began in the central Indo-Gangetic Plain c. 600 BCE. The Vedic society was patriarchal and patrilineal.

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Just so, what is later Vedic period?

The period that followed Rig Vedic Age is known as Later Vedic Age. All these later Vedic texts were compiled in the Upper Gangetic basin in 1000—600 B.C. During the period represented by Later Samhitas the Aryans covered the whole of Northern India, from the Himalayas to the Vindhyas.

Similarly, why is the early Vedic period referred to as the Rig Vedic period? The hymns of rigveda might've been created long ago but all the 10 mandals were “compiled” during 1500 BCE just like a book of old short stories is published several years later. Since the Rigveda is considered the oldest of all the vedas, the Early vedic period i,e. 1800–1500 BCE is also called the Rigvedic period.

Accordingly, what is the main source of information for the early Vedic period?

The Rigveda was the main source of information for the early vedic period.

When was the early Vedic period?

By 6th century BC, they occupied the whole of North India, which was referred to as Aryavarta. This period between 1500 B.C and 600 B.C may be divided into the Early Vedic Period or Rig Vedic Period (1500 BC-1000 BC) and the Later Vedic Period (1000 BC - 600 BC).

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