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Vedic Period: Prehistory to 1200: South, Central, and West Asia

About 1500 B.C.E. a new culture emerged in the northwest of present-day India, especially in the Panjab area. It was called Vedic (derived from the Vedas), which departed from the earlier Indus Valley civilization (ca. 2600–1900 B.C.E.), and was mainly centered ...

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