Historical Windows on Hinduism (Part 2)

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Discussion of the influence that the Vedic tradition has on Hinduism. 


II. Vedic Religion/Ritual

A. Introduction

B. Socio-cultural Influences from Vedic Religion

1. Aryans and Dasyus and the origins of the Caste System

2. Varna (social classification) vs. Jati (caste)

C. Religious/Theological Themes in Vedic Religioni

1. Henotheism in the Vedas

2. Rta in the Vedas


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