Buddhism In Ancient Indian Literature

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There is no use denying the fact that India is one of the most ancient countries in the world with its unique history and culture. Great number of generations of people follow traditions which were created even thousand years ago. Additionally, nowadays, great people all over the world know Buddhism and its main peculiarities. This philosophy and religion can be takes as one of the greatest achievements and creations of human thought of people of Ancient India. Being rather popular and well known, this philosophy appeared in very ancient times, though is still has many adherers. People also know different peculiarities of Buddhism due to different ancient works which could be takes either as religious and philosophical .as literature works.…show more content…
Being rather old state at that period of time, India also had developed religious system which was formed under the influence of mentality of people who lived in the area. Hinduism appeared as the combination of beliefs o people. their philosophy and attitude towards the world and their place in it. Trying to understand their inner substance people discovered the world and create some regularities which found their reflection in Hinduism. People who believed in it, tried to explain peculiarities of this religion to the society that is why the majority of works which appeared at that period of time are devoted to explanation of the main aspects of this religion. Mahabharata and Ramayana can be taken as perfect examples of this influence. The events, which are described in these two epics took part in some ancient periods of time, however, both these works obtained their final form in Classical…show more content…
The thing is, that discussed period of time can also be characterized by a great number of different small states which existed on the territory of India and a great number of dynasties which tried to unite all these states under their rule in order to create strong and powerful country. Additionally, this atomism led to another invasion of Seleucids and some other states. It is obvious, that these events could not but influence culture of India. This period of time coincides with the development of Sanskrit drama and court epic. Being influenced by the events which happened to India and by culture which invaders brought, Indian Literature obtained new vector of its development. Court epic is considered to be one of the most complicated kinds of Indian literature. Works of this genre are usually devoted to the description of different feelings such as love and passion. Additionally, great attention is given to description of battles and scenery. This genre developed from such epics as Mahabharata and Ramayana, though, new motifs and peculiarities showed evolution of Indian literature and influence of external and internal
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