xxii., 278p., Abb., Bib., Index, 23 cm. (Reconstructing Indian History & Culture No. 30)
Based on a deep analysis of the Vedic literature, the book deals with aspects of everyday life of the Vedic people: their occupation, social organisations, education, food and drink, entertainment, dress and cosmetics, etc. Tracing the influence of Vedic learning on Upanisads and Sutra literature which have also been referred to here for details on the Vedic people and their traditions, this study focuses on the lifestyle of the seers and the elite as well as that of the common people and stresses the important of the ritualistic context in discussing aspects of daily life like preparing of food-eating habits, style of dressing, building of houses and so on.