In the Later Vedic Period, cultivation became the primary occupation of the people and iron plowshares began to be used. The land now became the main source of wealth. Role of Iron in later Vedic Economy is discussed below
Role of Iron in later Vedic Economy
The regions in which the use of Iron was fairly widespread during the later Vedic Age, were the modem States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, parts of Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Iron weapons such as arrowheads and spearheads and tools like – knives, axes, and plowshares have been discovered from various painted Grey Ware sites. But in some parts of the country, the Red Ware (pottery) was more common than the Polished Grey Ware.
The age of history in which the Vedas were composed in the Indian subcontinent is known as the Vedic Age. The Vedas were composed by the Aryans. There are four Vedas—the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Arthaveda. Read more
The Gupta Empire ruled the country from AD 320 to AD 540. It was not as large as the Mauryan Empire, but it politically united the North Indian territories for more than a hundred years. Read more
The weakness of the Delhi Sultanate and political disunity thereafter led to the establishment of Mughal rule in India. The Mughal Empire was founded by Babur after he defeated Ibrahim Lodi in the First Battle of Panipat in 1526. Read more
The Chera kingdom was one of the earliest kingdoms in South India. They were later defeated by the Pallavas in the 4th century AD. In the 10th century, the Cholas became a powerful kingdom in the South. Read more
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