Who wrote the Mahabharata in Sanskrit?
What were the ideas contained in normative Sanskrit texts recognised as?
What describes a feud over land and power between two groups of cousins?
Who emerged victorious in the battle?
Under patriliny, who could claim their fathers’ resources when the latter died?
What was the system of marrying daughters into families outside the kin called?
How many forms of marriage did the dharmasutras and dharmashastras recognize?
Dharmasastras mention 8 types of marriages. They were Brahma Vivah, Daiva Vivah, Arsha Vivah, Prajapatya Vivah, Gandharva Vivah, Asura Vivah, Rakshasa Vivah and Paisasha Vivah.2
Where was the ideal order laid down?
Who were supposed to engage in warfare, protect people and administer justice, study the Vedas, get sacrifices performed, and make gifts?
In Brahmanical theory, jati was based on what?
What were jatis that shared a common occupation or profession sometimes organized into?
What are there in documents that record the histories of jatis?
Who laid down the duties of the chandalas?
At what time could chandalas not walk?
Who observed that executioners and scavengers were forced to live outside the city?
What worship was growing in importance in the text between 200 BCE and 200 AC?
According to Brahmanical texts, what is another criterion for regulating access to wealth?
What was the only occupation prescribed for Shudras?
Who developed an alternative understanding of social inequalities?
What is a language meant almost exclusively for priests and elites?