358p., 23 cm. (Encyclopaedia of Hindu Civilisation, Customs and Traditions, Vol. 1)
The early Hindu civilisation passed through several stages, from primitive to the Modern Times. The people in the early stages had to struggle very hard in order to set up a society which should be based on useful posture having deep bearing on their socio-religious, economic, political, cultural and educational needs. The people had an ardent faith in the Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Upanishads and other religious scriptures. The societal needs were thus linked with the rituals subscribed in these Hindu religious writings.