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05 Jan

Changes in life in Later Vedic Age

Changes in life in Later Vedic Age
The key changes in later Vedic era included evolution of territorial sovereignty; development of Varnashrama dharma, degradation of Sabha and Samitis, degradation of women, sedentary life, private possession of land, rigidity of the society etc
General Changes
The Sabhas and Samitis continued to hold the ground; however the women were not allowed to sit in Sabha Brahmins and Nobles took the place
The King became important and territorial authority became important The term Rastra which indicated a territorial country got prominent in the later Vedic Age
Ashvamedha Yagya was considered to authorize the unquestioned authority over an area where the Royal Horse could run The levy of taxes started and became prominent and the officer responsible for this function was sangrihitri The standing army was not possessed by the king even in Later Vedic period and gramas mustered in times of war

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