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Aryan means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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India history and geographySource: archive.org: Rajatarangini (Ranjit Sitaram Pandit) (history)
Aryans in India, like the Greeks and the Romans, were not interested in demolishing the gods and religious beliefs of other people. Tolerance was tne characteristic feature of religions of Indian origin; we have Kalhana’s evidence which is fully corroborated by the independent testimony of Chinese scholars and pilgrims who visited India from the fourth to the eleventh century.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Ends with: Paryan.
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Search found 92 books and stories containing Aryan; (plurals include: Aryans). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Foreword to volume 1 < [Forewords]
Foreword to volume 2 < [Forewords]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Parables of Rama (by Swami Rama Tirtha)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 7 - The Ṛg-Veda, its civilization < [Chapter II - The Vedas, Brāhmaṇas And Their Philosophy]
Part 6 - Yoga and Patañjali < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
Dipavamsa (study) (by Sibani Barman)