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The Ramayana – A Hindu story – India

By |2018-11-20T11:21:06-07:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|

A scene from the Ramayana: Rama in the forest (a Gupta carving of the 400s AD, now in New Delhi) What is the Ramayana? The Ramayana is a story from ancient India that is a very important part of the Hindu religion. More about Hinduism All our ancient India articles When was the [...]

Animals of ancient and medieval India

By |2018-04-18T23:55:59-07:00July 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 [...]