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The Footsteps of VishnuA Historical Introduction to Hinduism$
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Ariel Glucklich

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314052

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001

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 Vedic Science

 Vedic Science

The Grammar of Reality

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(p.71) 5 Vedic Science
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The Footsteps of Vishnu
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Ariel Glucklich (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0006

This chapter outlines the economic and cultural developments of the centuries dominated by the Mauryan Empire. The primary achievements included a flowering of sciences that rested on Vedic foundations but supported a huge civilization. These included mathematics and astronomy, medicine, law (dharma), political science, grammar, architecture, and others. The underlying philosophical assumptions of Indian sciences are explained.

Keywords:   Maurya Empire, Megasthenes, Panini, Kautilya, Dharma, Varna, Ashrama

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