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    During the Vedic Age (1500 – 1000 BCE), the Indo-Aryans, a group of nomadic people, were able to bring their many traditions and practices into the Northern region of India. This migration was done willingly and played a substantial role in the development of the Indian language “Sanskrit”. This language is used today by religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Within the languages the Indo-Aryans brought forth to Northern India were “poetry, hymns, prayers, and heavily allegorical history” which would later be translated into text (von Sivers et al 71). The effect these new teachings had on the culture was immense because these were not written until 600 BCE, therefore they were passed around by speech thus creating an early form of tradition. However, this was not the extent to which the Indo-Aryans impacted India. They also brought with them their battle routines and weaponry assembly skills. They used well-crafted bronze spear points and battle axes (later to be replaced with iron) on their horse drawn carriages in battle which gives them a slight advantage in combat (Von Sivers et al 72). This is a constructive effect of migration because Northern India becomes a force to be reckoned with as for their efficient and technological battle functions. As Northern India is flourishing with the Indo-Aryan customs, a form of hierarchy is born. An early archetype of the caste system, which can be broken down into four main categories: the Kshatriyas, Brahmans, Vaisyas…

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    India has a glorious history of drama from the ancient times. Drama begins its journey in India with the Sanskrit plays. Indian drama is characterized with the rituals, folks, cultural heritage etc. But the major concern of contemporary Indian drama is the representation of socio-political scenario, marginalization, gender discrimination, oppression, poverty and hunger. A general consensus seems to have emerged that though the social criticism, corruption, oppression, gender discrimination can…

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    Hinduism and Zoroastrianism emerged from the Silk Road and would continue to develop throughout history. The role of sacrifice greatly impacted such development amongst these two religions. However, over time sacrifice would cease to exist for the most part. In conducting research, my focus is spent by tracing the origins of sacrifice as well as these two religions from the Silk Road and ancient civilizations/cultures; the application and role of sacrifice in both Hinduism and Zoroastrianism; as…

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    The need for understanding plagues humanity. Our brains work tirelessly categorizing identifying, and creating patterns, relentlessly translating and processing the world around us. This is even the case while we slumber. According to the Activation Synthesis Theory of dreaming even when we are asleep we are trying to make sense of the haphazard cues, details and various stimuli festering in our subconscious. Burdened with the constant desire to understand and make sense of our environment,…

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    Kali Those Jaiminya Brahmana dated around those 8th century bc recounts those story about one Dirgha-jihvi. Dirgha-jihvi or ‘the long-tongued one’ used to lick dependent upon those divine drink, Soma, handled Throughout the yagna that might have been a significant part cherished eventually Tom's perusing those gods. Exasperated by her actions, Indra, ruler from those gods, needed with grab her, Anyhow he Might not get hold of her. Something like that he said, ‘Let nobody perform at whatever…

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    The Vedas are ancient scripts from an unknown religion in India, first recorded in about 1500 BCE. The four sacred text collections that compromise the Vedas are: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, and Atharva Veda. The first, Rig Veda means hymn knowledge and describes how the universe was created from a being that existed before existence, and created the universe by his sacrificing himself. From this being its pieces constructed everything known, while specific pieces were used to refer to the…

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    Lastly, race relations continue to reflect the incredibly important social implications of racism in current events. Examples such as the brutality faced by young Black men by the cops demonstrates the assumption that African-Americans are brutish and violent, characteristics given to them by scientists during the slave trade. One example of on going racism that goes unnoticed is the high rate of violence against women of color, specifically sexual violence. As mentioned before, the sexual…

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    Belief systems in Ancient India and Greece have affected each government in different ways. In India their religion was the basis for creating a strict social structure and determining who was in charge, while in Greece, philosophy and humanism were widely popular and this lead to a looser, more people driven government and social structure. India created their social structure and government around their religion. The caste system, their social structure, was completely based off of their…

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    After a long hard day of working as an alpha a break is well deserved and well needed, after all it is perfect to be an alpha and your part in society is no greater or less than a beta or epsilon. we created soma to give you time to collect oneself and improvident time, for what is time but to waste. After soma enters your body it travels to your Hypothalamus to give yourself a sense of peace. Another perk of soma is that it can increase productivity, in this case the soma releases…

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    discus symbolizes the mind and the lotus flower is to show the “glory of existence”. (BBC Vishnu) The third, Shiva, carries a trident while riding a white bull. In some depictions, he even wears the skin of a tiger. The “Aum” is the symbol of the gods (pronounced “om”) and has been used for thousands of years. The “Aum” symbol has been found in the Rig Veda which is dated to be from the second millennium BCE. (Lipner, pg. 66) Similarly, the evidence of Vishnu in many texts is also observed…

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