Question: Name the four Vedas.
Answer: The four Vedas are:
Question: In what language has the Rigveda been composed?
Answer: The Rigveda is in Vedic Sanskrit.
Question: What were the various purposes of fighting battles as depicted by the Rigveda?
Answer: Battles were fought for cattle, land, water and for capturing people.
Question: What were the groups of people in terms of their work?
Answer: There were two groups of people in terms of their work—the ‘brahmins’ and the ‘rajas’.
Question: Who were the ‘Aryas’ and the ‘Dasas’?
Answer: People who composed the hymns called themselves Aryans and they called their opponents ‘Dasas’.
Question: What were megaliths? [Imp.]
Answer: Stone boulders used to mark burial sites are known as megaliths.
Question: Name some area where megaliths were prevalent.
Answer: Megaliths were prevalent in the Deccan, South India, in the North-east and Kashmir.
Question: How is it known that burial spots were meant for families?
Answer: Sometimes megaliths contain more than one skeleton. This indicates that families were buried together.
Question: Where is Inamgaon situated?
Answer: Inamgaon is a site on the river Ghod, a tributary of the river Bhima.