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Mar Mar Mar Mar Mary in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the librar ar ar ar ary y y y y
As the bell rang, the teacher asked the students to follow
him, because they were going to the library for the first
time. When Mary stepped inside, she found that the
library was much larger than their classroom. And there
were so many shelves, all full of books. In one corner
was a cupboard filled with large, old volumes. Seeing
her trying to open the cupboard, the teacher said, “That
cupboard has very special books on different religions.
Did you know that we have a set of the Vedas?”
What are the Vedas? Mary wondered. Let us find out.
One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the world orld orld orld orld
You may have heard about the Vedas. There are
four of them – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda
and Atharvaveda.  The oldest Veda is the Rigveda,
composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda
includes more than a thousand hymns, called
sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise
of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are
especially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra,
a warrior god; and Soma, a plant from which a
special drink was prepared.
These hymns were composed by sages (rishis).
Priests taught students to recite and memorise
each syllable, word, and sentence, bit by bit, with
great care. Most of the hymns were composed,
taught and learnt by men. A few were composed
by women. The Rigveda is in old or Vedic Sanskrit,
which is different from the Sanskrit you learn in
school these days.
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Mar Mar Mar Mar Mary in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the librar ar ar ar ary y y y y
As the bell rang, the teacher asked the students to follow
him, because they were going to the library for the first
time. When Mary stepped inside, she found that the
library was much larger than their classroom. And there
were so many shelves, all full of books. In one corner
was a cupboard filled with large, old volumes. Seeing
her trying to open the cupboard, the teacher said, “That
cupboard has very special books on different religions.
Did you know that we have a set of the Vedas?”
What are the Vedas? Mary wondered. Let us find out.
One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the world orld orld orld orld
You may have heard about the Vedas. There are
four of them – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda
and Atharvaveda.  The oldest Veda is the Rigveda,
composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda
includes more than a thousand hymns, called
sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise
of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are
especially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra,
a warrior god; and Soma, a plant from which a
special drink was prepared.
These hymns were composed by sages (rishis).
Priests taught students to recite and memorise
each syllable, word, and sentence, bit by bit, with
great care. Most of the hymns were composed,
taught and learnt by men. A few were composed
by women. The Rigveda is in old or Vedic Sanskrit,
which is different from the Sanskrit you learn in
school these days.
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OUR PASTS–I
Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages
Sanskrit is part of a family of languages known as Indo-European.
Some Indian languages such as Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri
and Sindhi; Asian languages such as Persian and many European
languages such as English, French, German, Greek, Italian and
Spanish belong to this family. They are called a family because they
originally had words in common.
Take the words ‘matr’ (Sanskrit), ‘ma’ (Hindi) and ‘mother’ (English).
Do you notice any similarities?
Other languages used in the subcontinent belong to different
families. For instance, those used in the north-east belong to the
Tibeto-Burman family; Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam belong
to the Dravidian family; and the languages spoken in Jharkhand and
parts of central India belong to the Austro-Asiatic family.
List the languages you have heard about and try and identify the
families to which they belong.
The books we use are written and printed. The
Rigveda was recited and heard rather than read.
It was written down several centuries after it was
first composed, and printed less than 200 years
ago.
Ho Ho Ho Ho How historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigveda eda eda eda eda
Historians, like archaeologists, find out about the
past, but, in addition to material remains, they
examine written sources as well. Let us see how
they study the Rigveda.
Some of the hymns in the Rigveda are in the
form of dialogues. This is part of one such hymn,
a dialogue between a sage named Vishvamitra,
and two rivers, (Beas and Sutlej) that were
worshipped as goddesses.
Find the rivers on Map 1 (page 2), then read on:
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Mar Mar Mar Mar Mary in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the librar ar ar ar ary y y y y
As the bell rang, the teacher asked the students to follow
him, because they were going to the library for the first
time. When Mary stepped inside, she found that the
library was much larger than their classroom. And there
were so many shelves, all full of books. In one corner
was a cupboard filled with large, old volumes. Seeing
her trying to open the cupboard, the teacher said, “That
cupboard has very special books on different religions.
Did you know that we have a set of the Vedas?”
What are the Vedas? Mary wondered. Let us find out.
One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the world orld orld orld orld
You may have heard about the Vedas. There are
four of them – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda
and Atharvaveda.  The oldest Veda is the Rigveda,
composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda
includes more than a thousand hymns, called
sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise
of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are
especially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra,
a warrior god; and Soma, a plant from which a
special drink was prepared.
These hymns were composed by sages (rishis).
Priests taught students to recite and memorise
each syllable, word, and sentence, bit by bit, with
great care. Most of the hymns were composed,
taught and learnt by men. A few were composed
by women. The Rigveda is in old or Vedic Sanskrit,
which is different from the Sanskrit you learn in
school these days.
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OUR PASTS–I
Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages
Sanskrit is part of a family of languages known as Indo-European.
Some Indian languages such as Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri
and Sindhi; Asian languages such as Persian and many European
languages such as English, French, German, Greek, Italian and
Spanish belong to this family. They are called a family because they
originally had words in common.
Take the words ‘matr’ (Sanskrit), ‘ma’ (Hindi) and ‘mother’ (English).
Do you notice any similarities?
Other languages used in the subcontinent belong to different
families. For instance, those used in the north-east belong to the
Tibeto-Burman family; Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam belong
to the Dravidian family; and the languages spoken in Jharkhand and
parts of central India belong to the Austro-Asiatic family.
List the languages you have heard about and try and identify the
families to which they belong.
The books we use are written and printed. The
Rigveda was recited and heard rather than read.
It was written down several centuries after it was
first composed, and printed less than 200 years
ago.
Ho Ho Ho Ho How historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigveda eda eda eda eda
Historians, like archaeologists, find out about the
past, but, in addition to material remains, they
examine written sources as well. Let us see how
they study the Rigveda.
Some of the hymns in the Rigveda are in the
form of dialogues. This is part of one such hymn,
a dialogue between a sage named Vishvamitra,
and two rivers, (Beas and Sutlej) that were
worshipped as goddesses.
Find the rivers on Map 1 (page 2), then read on:
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A page from a
manuscript of the
Rigveda.
This manuscript of the
Rigveda, on birch bark,
was found in Kashmir.
About 150 years ago, it
was used to prepare one
of the earliest printed
texts of the Rigveda, as
well as an English
translation. It is now
preserved in a library in
Pune, Maharashtra.
Vish Vish Vish Vish Vishv v v v vamitr amitr amitr amitr amitra and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Rivers ers ers ers ers
Vishvamitra: O rivers, come down from the mountains like two swift horses, like
two shining cows that lick their calves.
You move like chariots to the sea, through the power of Indra. You are full of
water and wish to unite with one another.
The rivers: We, who are full of water, move along the path the gods have made
for us. Once we start flowing, we cannot be stopped. Why do you pray to us, o
sage?
Vishvamitra: O sisters, please listen to me, the singer who has come from a
distance with his chariots and carts. Let your waters not rise above our axles, so
that we can cross safely.
The rivers:  We will listen to your prayers so that you can cross safely.
Historians point out that this hymn was composed in the area where
these rivers flow. They also suggest that the sage lived in a society where
horses and cows were valued animals. That is why the rivers are compared
to horses and cows.
Do you think chariots were also important? Give reasons for your answer.
Read the verses and find out what are the modes of transport that are
mentioned.
Other rivers, especially the Indus and its other tributaries, and the
Sarasvati, are also named in the hymns.  The Ganga and Yamuna are
named only once.
Look at Map 1 (page 2) and list 5 rivers that are not mentioned in the
Rigveda.
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Mar Mar Mar Mar Mary in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the librar ar ar ar ary y y y y
As the bell rang, the teacher asked the students to follow
him, because they were going to the library for the first
time. When Mary stepped inside, she found that the
library was much larger than their classroom. And there
were so many shelves, all full of books. In one corner
was a cupboard filled with large, old volumes. Seeing
her trying to open the cupboard, the teacher said, “That
cupboard has very special books on different religions.
Did you know that we have a set of the Vedas?”
What are the Vedas? Mary wondered. Let us find out.
One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the world orld orld orld orld
You may have heard about the Vedas. There are
four of them – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda
and Atharvaveda.  The oldest Veda is the Rigveda,
composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda
includes more than a thousand hymns, called
sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise
of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are
especially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra,
a warrior god; and Soma, a plant from which a
special drink was prepared.
These hymns were composed by sages (rishis).
Priests taught students to recite and memorise
each syllable, word, and sentence, bit by bit, with
great care. Most of the hymns were composed,
taught and learnt by men. A few were composed
by women. The Rigveda is in old or Vedic Sanskrit,
which is different from the Sanskrit you learn in
school these days.
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WHA WHA WHA WHA WHAT BOOK T BOOK T BOOK T BOOK T BOOKS AND BURIALS TELL US S AND BURIALS TELL US S AND BURIALS TELL US S AND BURIALS TELL US S AND BURIALS TELL US
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OUR PASTS–I
Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages
Sanskrit is part of a family of languages known as Indo-European.
Some Indian languages such as Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri
and Sindhi; Asian languages such as Persian and many European
languages such as English, French, German, Greek, Italian and
Spanish belong to this family. They are called a family because they
originally had words in common.
Take the words ‘matr’ (Sanskrit), ‘ma’ (Hindi) and ‘mother’ (English).
Do you notice any similarities?
Other languages used in the subcontinent belong to different
families. For instance, those used in the north-east belong to the
Tibeto-Burman family; Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam belong
to the Dravidian family; and the languages spoken in Jharkhand and
parts of central India belong to the Austro-Asiatic family.
List the languages you have heard about and try and identify the
families to which they belong.
The books we use are written and printed. The
Rigveda was recited and heard rather than read.
It was written down several centuries after it was
first composed, and printed less than 200 years
ago.
Ho Ho Ho Ho How historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigveda eda eda eda eda
Historians, like archaeologists, find out about the
past, but, in addition to material remains, they
examine written sources as well. Let us see how
they study the Rigveda.
Some of the hymns in the Rigveda are in the
form of dialogues. This is part of one such hymn,
a dialogue between a sage named Vishvamitra,
and two rivers, (Beas and Sutlej) that were
worshipped as goddesses.
Find the rivers on Map 1 (page 2), then read on:
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not to be republished
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A page from a
manuscript of the
Rigveda.
This manuscript of the
Rigveda, on birch bark,
was found in Kashmir.
About 150 years ago, it
was used to prepare one
of the earliest printed
texts of the Rigveda, as
well as an English
translation. It is now
preserved in a library in
Pune, Maharashtra.
Vish Vish Vish Vish Vishv v v v vamitr amitr amitr amitr amitra and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Rivers ers ers ers ers
Vishvamitra: O rivers, come down from the mountains like two swift horses, like
two shining cows that lick their calves.
You move like chariots to the sea, through the power of Indra. You are full of
water and wish to unite with one another.
The rivers: We, who are full of water, move along the path the gods have made
for us. Once we start flowing, we cannot be stopped. Why do you pray to us, o
sage?
Vishvamitra: O sisters, please listen to me, the singer who has come from a
distance with his chariots and carts. Let your waters not rise above our axles, so
that we can cross safely.
The rivers:  We will listen to your prayers so that you can cross safely.
Historians point out that this hymn was composed in the area where
these rivers flow. They also suggest that the sage lived in a society where
horses and cows were valued animals. That is why the rivers are compared
to horses and cows.
Do you think chariots were also important? Give reasons for your answer.
Read the verses and find out what are the modes of transport that are
mentioned.
Other rivers, especially the Indus and its other tributaries, and the
Sarasvati, are also named in the hymns.  The Ganga and Yamuna are
named only once.
Look at Map 1 (page 2) and list 5 rivers that are not mentioned in the
Rigveda.
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OUR PASTS–I
Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots
There are many prayers in the Rigveda for cattle,
children (especially sons), and horses. Horses
were yoked to chariots that were used in battles,
which were fought to capture cattle. Battles were
also fought for land, which was important for
pasture, and for growing hardy crops that ripened
quickly, such as barley.  Some battles were fought
for water, and to capture people.
Some of the wealth that was obtained was kept
by the leaders, some was given to the priests and
the rest was distributed amongst the people. Some
wealth was used for the performance of yajnas or
sacrifices in which offerings were made into the
fire. These were meant for gods and goddesses.
Offerings could include ghee, grain, and in some
cases, animals.
Most men took part in these wars. There was
no regular army, but there were assemblies where
people met and discussed matters of war and
peace. They also chose leaders, who were often
brave and skilful warriors.
W W W W Wor or or or ords to describe people ds to describe people ds to describe people ds to describe people ds to describe people
There are several ways of describing people — in
terms of the work they do, the language they
speak, the place they belong to, their family, their
communities and cultural practices. Let us see
some of the words used to describe people found
in the Rigveda.
There are two groups who are described in
terms of their work — the priests, sometimes
called brahmins, who performed various rituals,
and the rajas.
These rajas were not like the ones you will be
learning about later. They did not have capital
cities, palaces or armies, nor did they collect taxes.
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Mar Mar Mar Mar Mary in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the libr y in the librar ar ar ar ary y y y y
As the bell rang, the teacher asked the students to follow
him, because they were going to the library for the first
time. When Mary stepped inside, she found that the
library was much larger than their classroom. And there
were so many shelves, all full of books. In one corner
was a cupboard filled with large, old volumes. Seeing
her trying to open the cupboard, the teacher said, “That
cupboard has very special books on different religions.
Did you know that we have a set of the Vedas?”
What are the Vedas? Mary wondered. Let us find out.
One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the w One of the oldest books in the world orld orld orld orld
You may have heard about the Vedas. There are
four of them – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda
and Atharvaveda.  The oldest Veda is the Rigveda,
composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda
includes more than a thousand hymns, called
sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise
of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are
especially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra,
a warrior god; and Soma, a plant from which a
special drink was prepared.
These hymns were composed by sages (rishis).
Priests taught students to recite and memorise
each syllable, word, and sentence, bit by bit, with
great care. Most of the hymns were composed,
taught and learnt by men. A few were composed
by women. The Rigveda is in old or Vedic Sanskrit,
which is different from the Sanskrit you learn in
school these days.
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WHAT BOOKS AND
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OUR PASTS–I
Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages Sanskrit and other languages
Sanskrit is part of a family of languages known as Indo-European.
Some Indian languages such as Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri
and Sindhi; Asian languages such as Persian and many European
languages such as English, French, German, Greek, Italian and
Spanish belong to this family. They are called a family because they
originally had words in common.
Take the words ‘matr’ (Sanskrit), ‘ma’ (Hindi) and ‘mother’ (English).
Do you notice any similarities?
Other languages used in the subcontinent belong to different
families. For instance, those used in the north-east belong to the
Tibeto-Burman family; Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam belong
to the Dravidian family; and the languages spoken in Jharkhand and
parts of central India belong to the Austro-Asiatic family.
List the languages you have heard about and try and identify the
families to which they belong.
The books we use are written and printed. The
Rigveda was recited and heard rather than read.
It was written down several centuries after it was
first composed, and printed less than 200 years
ago.
Ho Ho Ho Ho How historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigv w historians study the Rigveda eda eda eda eda
Historians, like archaeologists, find out about the
past, but, in addition to material remains, they
examine written sources as well. Let us see how
they study the Rigveda.
Some of the hymns in the Rigveda are in the
form of dialogues. This is part of one such hymn,
a dialogue between a sage named Vishvamitra,
and two rivers, (Beas and Sutlej) that were
worshipped as goddesses.
Find the rivers on Map 1 (page 2), then read on:
2020-21
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not to be republished
37 n
A page from a
manuscript of the
Rigveda.
This manuscript of the
Rigveda, on birch bark,
was found in Kashmir.
About 150 years ago, it
was used to prepare one
of the earliest printed
texts of the Rigveda, as
well as an English
translation. It is now
preserved in a library in
Pune, Maharashtra.
Vish Vish Vish Vish Vishv v v v vamitr amitr amitr amitr amitra and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Riv a and the Rivers ers ers ers ers
Vishvamitra: O rivers, come down from the mountains like two swift horses, like
two shining cows that lick their calves.
You move like chariots to the sea, through the power of Indra. You are full of
water and wish to unite with one another.
The rivers: We, who are full of water, move along the path the gods have made
for us. Once we start flowing, we cannot be stopped. Why do you pray to us, o
sage?
Vishvamitra: O sisters, please listen to me, the singer who has come from a
distance with his chariots and carts. Let your waters not rise above our axles, so
that we can cross safely.
The rivers:  We will listen to your prayers so that you can cross safely.
Historians point out that this hymn was composed in the area where
these rivers flow. They also suggest that the sage lived in a society where
horses and cows were valued animals. That is why the rivers are compared
to horses and cows.
Do you think chariots were also important? Give reasons for your answer.
Read the verses and find out what are the modes of transport that are
mentioned.
Other rivers, especially the Indus and its other tributaries, and the
Sarasvati, are also named in the hymns.  The Ganga and Yamuna are
named only once.
Look at Map 1 (page 2) and list 5 rivers that are not mentioned in the
Rigveda.
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BURIALS TELL US
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OUR PASTS–I
Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots Cattle, horses and chariots
There are many prayers in the Rigveda for cattle,
children (especially sons), and horses. Horses
were yoked to chariots that were used in battles,
which were fought to capture cattle. Battles were
also fought for land, which was important for
pasture, and for growing hardy crops that ripened
quickly, such as barley.  Some battles were fought
for water, and to capture people.
Some of the wealth that was obtained was kept
by the leaders, some was given to the priests and
the rest was distributed amongst the people. Some
wealth was used for the performance of yajnas or
sacrifices in which offerings were made into the
fire. These were meant for gods and goddesses.
Offerings could include ghee, grain, and in some
cases, animals.
Most men took part in these wars. There was
no regular army, but there were assemblies where
people met and discussed matters of war and
peace. They also chose leaders, who were often
brave and skilful warriors.
W W W W Wor or or or ords to describe people ds to describe people ds to describe people ds to describe people ds to describe people
There are several ways of describing people — in
terms of the work they do, the language they
speak, the place they belong to, their family, their
communities and cultural practices. Let us see
some of the words used to describe people found
in the Rigveda.
There are two groups who are described in
terms of their work — the priests, sometimes
called brahmins, who performed various rituals,
and the rajas.
These rajas were not like the ones you will be
learning about later. They did not have capital
cities, palaces or armies, nor did they collect taxes.
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Generally, sons did not automatically succeed
fathers as rajas.
Read the previous section once more and see
whether you can find out what the rajas did.
Two words were used to describe the people or
the community as a whole. One was the word
jana, which we still use in Hindi and other
languages. The other was vish. The word vaishya
comes from vish. You will learn more about this
in Chapter 5.
Several vish or jana are mentioned by name.
So we find reference to the Puru jana or vish, the
Bharata jana or vish, the Yadu jana or vish, and
so on.
Do any of these names sound familiar?
Sometimes, the people who composed the
hymns described themselves as Aryas and called
their opponents Dasas or Dasyus. These were
people who did not perform sacrifices, and
probably spoke different languages. Later, the
term dasa (and the feminine dasi) came to mean
slave. Slaves were women and men who were often
captured in war. They were treated as the property
of their owners, who could make them do
whatever work they wanted.
While the Rigveda was being composed in the
north-west of the subcontinent, there were other
developments elsewhere. Let us look at some of
these.
Silent sentinels—the story of the megaliths Silent sentinels—the story of the megaliths Silent sentinels—the story of the megaliths Silent sentinels—the story of the megaliths Silent sentinels—the story of the megaliths
Look at the illustration on the next page.
These stone boulders are known as megaliths
(literally big stones). These were carefully arranged
by people, and were used to mark burial sites. The
practice of erecting megaliths began about
3000 years ago, and was prevalent throughout
the Deccan, south India, in the north-east and
Kashmir.
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