Composite of two traditions, Aryan and non-Aryan. Aryan peoples entered India after 2,000 BC. Marks a shift in spirituality. "The development of Hinduism is now seen as a progressive Indianization of the incoming tradition. By Indianization is meant that the non-Aryan native elements gradually modified the Aryan elements..." (Berry, 2992: 5).
Non-Aryan early elements from Indus Valley 2800 to 1700 B.C. Sites include Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa, and Chanhu-Daro
Non-Aryan early elements from Tamil region in South, and Bengal region in East
Vedic Hymns, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads
Upanishads (1000 - 600 B.C.). Primarily Aryan
See Berry (1992) p. 38 for outline of Brahmanical tradition
Codes of conduct: Laws of Manu, Dharma Sutras, Grihya Sutras
Epics: Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavad-Gita
Philosophical Sutras: Sankhya, Yoga, Vaishesika, Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vedanta
Puranas, Agamas, Tantras
Writings of Vedanta Theologians
Hymns and Writings of Saints
Modern spiritual and theological writings.
Berry, T. (1992). Religions of India: Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism: Columbia University Press.