CONTENTS:- 1. Prehistoric Genesis of Hinduism; 2. The Religion of the Indus Civilization; 3. The Early Vedic (Rgvedic) Religion; 4. Religion of the Middle Vedic Age; 5. ‘Non-Vedic’ Ideas of the Early and Middle Vedic Age; 6. Religion and Philosophy of the Later Vedic (Upanishadic) Age; 7. Transition from Vedic to the Pauranika Phase of Hinduism; Appendix: Place of Buddhism and Jainism in Hinduism.
The present monograph deals with the earliest phase of Hinduism beginning with the contribution of prehistoric people of India and the Indus Valley Civilization to her religious heritage along with a detailed picture of the Vedic and Upanishadic religion which gradually gave way, though not wholly, to the Pauranika religion which is by and large still the dominant from of Hinduism.