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The Vedas are a collection of hymns and other ritual texts of the old Indic society. They were first composed sometime before 1500-1000 BCE in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent, present day Pakistan and northwest India, but they were at first transmitted orally over many generations before eventually being committed to writing... [continue reading]
The word civilization is related to the Latin word, civitas ”city”. The term is used in several ways, generally denoting complex human cultural development. Some scholars restrict the use of the term to urbanized societies, in other words, cultures that have achieved a development that has allowed them to create large and permanent settlements... [continue reading]