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The Ramayana – A Hindu story – India

By |2018-04-23T15:19:43+00:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

Rama in the forest (a Gupta carving of the 400s AD, now in New Delhi) The Ramayana tells the story of a battle between the Hindu god Vishnu and a demon called Ravana. None of the gods could fight Ravana because of a promise they had foolishly made earlier, and Ravana was messing with everyone and nobody [...]

Animals of ancient and medieval India

By |2018-04-18T23:55:59+00:00July 20th, 2017|Environment, History, India|

A white cow Cattle were probably the most important animals in India for people. Indian people did not eat cows, because Hindus thought of cows as sacred. But people used cows to pull carts, and for plowing fields, and also used cows' milk to make yogurt. Water buffalo People in India also got a lot [...]