Vedas and Brāhmaṇas
(10,399 words)

The Vedas constitute a corpus of orally composed religious texts that were produced by the priestly class of the earliest Sanskrit-speaking inhabitants of the South Asian subcontinent between approximately 1600 and 600 BCE. For centuries…

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Theodore Proferes, “Vedas and Brāhmaṇas”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2020010>
First published online: 2012



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