Ancient India


India has long been known as a very spiritual, religious heavy area of the world. In 600 B.C., around the time of the birth of Siddhartha Guatama, better known as the Buddha, India was comprised of many small communities under different rulers, some organized into kingdoms but for the most part, into small city states. Long had been in the process of the caste system which still exists today. The noble class, Priestly Class, the Merchant class, the Worker class and the Slave class still exist in India in some form or another currently. The current area takes what it can from the known history of the people of India, and incorporates some of the legends from their religious texts, The RgVeda and the Bhagavad Gita. The current area is also comprised of two small villages, the island of Ceylon (currently known as Sri Lanka) and the city of Bhimbhetka which is in relatively close proximity to current-day Bengal.

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History of India (covers ancient, medieval, British and modern eras)