Talk:Historical Vedic religion

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Vedic period and Hinduism[edit]

See Talk:Indian religions#Vedic tradition or Vedic Hinduism?. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 13:52, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Tantra[edit]

The main source for this section is Feuerstein, who willingly admits that "most scholars reject the notion that Tantra originated in the era of the Vedas or earlier" (Feuerstein, "the Path of extacy", p.15) Tantra was a recation to the fragmentation and feudalisation of Indian kingdoms in the "Late Classical Period" of ca. 500-1100 CE (Michaels 2004), while the Vedic period ended ca. 800-500 BCE, where-after followed the Reform Period of ca. 800-200 BCE and the period of Classical Hinduism (ca. 200 BCE-500 CE). To try to establish a direct connection between the Vedic times and tantra is therefor highly speculative and WP:UNDUE. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:07, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Religious tolerance[edit]

This section is being repeatedly added to the article, sourced to:

  • A quote from the Rigveda, and
  • A paper about contemporary Hindu diaspora's interaction with practitioners of other religions

to make an apparent claim about Historical Vedic culture ~3000 years back. This is pure synthesis and if a section on the topic is to be introduced it will need much better and pertinent sourcing. Abecedare (talk) 00:10, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Hypotheses treated as facts?[edit]

While Anthony is certainly a reliable source, I don't think we should be treating his scenario as fact; so far as I know, his view is far from being universally accepted in the field. Likewise for Witzel and so forth. If their views are in fact the consensus among prehistorians, please provide sources. Megalophias (talk) 06:13, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

They are WP:RS. If you think there are reliable alternative voices, please provide reliable sources. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:47, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Brahmanism (Brahminism)[edit]

Searching for Brahminism redirects to this page, but there is no mention of the term here. I agree that "Brahminism" is a made-up term. But since that term is used in the literature, Wikipedia should have some mention of what that term means and how it relates to Vedic religion. Uday Reddy (talk) 20:05, 22 July 2014 (UTC)