Explain the concept with examples.
‘Jana’ and ‘Janapada’
- Vedic people used the term Jana to designate a group of people, united under a common bond of singular kinship structure.
- Their settlement was known as 'Grama'.
- A cluster of gramas consisting of the same Jana was known by the name of that particular Jana.
- A region occupied by a Janas was called as Janapada.
- Gradually the Janapadas had more formal administrative structures transforming them into independent states.
- These were the first well-established states of ancient India.
- However, this does not necessarily mean that every Janapada evolved into an independent state.
Concept: ‘Jana’ and Janapadas
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