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What is Hinduism? A religion of India

By |2019-08-14T13:40:55-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion, What|

Hinduism: Arjuna fighting Karna, with Krishna as his charioteer (Duttapara Temple, ca. 1500s AD) What does "Hindu" mean? The word Hindu comes from the river Indus. So it just means the people who live near the Indus river (actually in modern Pakistan). Indian environment Religions of India All our India articles Harappans and Hinduism [...]

Vedic India – history of India

By |2018-04-23T14:45:28-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|

Vedic India: A horse-drawn chariot from the Oxus Treasure (British Museum, thanks to Mary Harrsch) About 1500 BC, a new group of people seem to have come to India from the north-west: this time, they were the Yamnaya. The Yamnaya came from Central Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. We also call these people [...]

Ancient Indian environment

By |2019-05-29T18:43:08-07:00July 20th, 2017|Environment, India|

Indian Monsoon - early Indian environment The monsoon was the big weather event In much of India, there was only one big weather event every year, and that was the monsoon. Most of the year, it was very dry and sunny in India. Everything got hot and dusty and brown. But around May, clouds would start to gather, and [...]

Climate change and the Philistines

By |2019-04-10T09:19:07-07:00June 20th, 2017|Africa, Environment, West Asia|

Did climate change cause a Bronze Age crisis? Tomb stela of Nemti-ui, from the First Intermediate Period. The stele's only painted, not carved, because people couldn't afford carving after the climate change collapse. But even as people created the world's first cities and governments, the world continued to get warmer. This may have [...]