Is India so big in 700 BC?


Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
At that time, India did not form a country, was it composed of tribes?
Battle of the 10 kings in Rigveda mentions about several kingdoms/tribes but settled communities can't be referred as tribes. Like China's civilization origin in yellow river plain, Indian Hindu civilization has its origin in the region called Sapta Sindhu aka land of the 7 rivers in North-West India, Eastern Pakistan and parts of Eastern Afghanistan. From there it spread to entire Indo-Gangetic plains and then spread to South of Vindhya mountain spreading to whole of India. By 600 BC, there rose two more religious movement in India, Buddhism and Jainism and as the records of those times there were 16 great kingdoms in North and Central India.

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