Older new religions

Religion was often closely associated with the social and economic organisation of local communities. It was during this period that important changes occurred in the Hindu religion.It included the worship of new deities, the construction of temples by royalty and the growing importance of Brahmans in the Hindu religion. Knowledge of Sanskrit helped Brahmans to earn respect. Another development in religion.

The idea of beauty, of a loving personal deity that devotees could reach without the aid of priests or elaborate rituals. Many religions came to India at this time. Merchants and migrants first brought the teaching of the Holy Quran to India in the 7th century. Muslims regard the Quran as their holy book and accept this over entity of one God, Allah, whose love, mercy and bounty embrace all those who believe in him without regard to social background. Many rulers were patrons of Islam, and the Ulama learned theologians and jurists.

Expert historians time is not just a passing of hours, days or years as o'clock or a calendar. It also reflects changes in social and economic organisation, in the persistence and transformation of ideas and beliefs. The study of time made it easier to divide the past into periods that possess shared characteristics. The British historians divided the history of India into three periods. Hindu, Muslim and British.This division was based on the idea that the religion of the rulers was the only important historical change, and that there were no other significant development.Most historians look to economic and social factors to characterize the major element of different moments of the past.

* The life of hunter gatherers, early farmers and early empires were called early societies.

* The growth of Imperial state formation, the development of Hinduism and Islam as major religion and the arrival of European trading companies were called the medieval Period.

* The lost data was called Modernity, which carried a sense of material progress, an intellectual development.