Who were people of the ancient world? What was it like to be a farmer or a soldier or an artisan in ancient times? This series creates portraits of life in ancient civilizations through the inhabitants. Each chapter focuses on a different part of society, such as peasants, scholars/scribes, priests, soldiers, rulers, and more. This book looks at the culture and people of ancient India. Topics explored include religious practices and the roles of Brahman priests in society. This comprehensive title covers several important eras, including the Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic periods.