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India’s Heroic Age What is the dominant pattern of Indian cultural history?
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India’s heroic age The dominant pattern of Indian cultural history is a many-layered pluralism in which numerous subcultures defined by ethnic, religious, and linguistic differences coexist This pluralism pervades the vast body of literature that India has produced over 3,500 years in more than 20 languages
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What are India’s languages?
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Languages The Aryans originated in central Asia and entered India around 1500 B.C They brought with them Sanskrit , a language that, along with nearly all the major languages of Europe and many in Asia, belongs to the Indo- European family In India, Sanskrit has become the principal language of classical literature up to the 19 th c. Sanskrit' s primary association is with Hinduism , India’s dominant religious tradition , a direct descendant of the Vedic religion of the Aryans
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Languages Gautama Buddha (563-483 B.C.) who founded the Buddhist religious paths as a radical alternative to the Vedic religion
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