Western Civilization: A Brief History - Volume I: To 1715
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History of Hinduism denotes a wide variety of related religious traditions native to the Indian subcontinent. It has thus been called the " oldest religion " in the world. The history of Hinduism is often divided into periods of development. The first period is the pre-Vedic period, which includes the Indus Valley Civilisation and local pre-historic religions, ending at about BCE. This period was followed in northern India by the Vedic period, which saw the introduction of the historical Vedic religion with the Indo-Aryan migrations , starting somewhere between BCE to BCE. The Epic and Early Puranic period, from c.