Hinduism Survey

Hinduism Survey - HINDUISM SURVEY Periods of Indian...

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HINDUISM SURVEY Periods of Indian Religious History: 1. to 1500 BCE: Indus Valley 2. Vedic Aryan Brahmanism 1500BCE-500/450 BCE 3. Reactions to Vedism - Buddhism, Jainism, Upanishads 500 BCE-400 CE 4. Classical Temple Hinduism - Epics, Purana-s 200 BCE-1200 CE 5. Devotional - Bhakti,Sants, Sufis, Sikhs - 600 CE-1700 CE 6. Islam in the Subcontinent - 711 CE - present 7. Western Imperialism - 1510 CE - present (Britain 1757-1947) 8. Modern Indian Responses - 1800 CE - present Caste System varna, literally means color (possibly based on racial distinctions); this is the most common word for caste varna-jati: division of society by occupation 1. brahmins - priests (Brahman, Brahmana-s, Brahma) 2. ksatriya - kings, warriors 3. vaisya - merchants 4. sudras - laborers 5. harijans - outcastes, outside of system there are countless jati, or occupations - both systems are hereditary karma - literally 'action' maya - illusion
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