Lastly, the new Brahmanical Synthesis, the religion in the epics and puranas, late puranic religion, the full tradition, and the continuing tradition are all fully explained in this book.
320–650 CE), which flourished during the Gupta Empire (320 to 550 CE) until the fall of the Harsha Empire (606 to 647 CE).
Prior to this "Golden Age" the "classical synthesis" or "Hindu synthesis" emerged, which incorporated shramanic and Buddhist influences and the emerging bhakti tradition into the Brahmanical fold via the smriti literature.
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Another change wrought by the Brahmanical syntheses was a reorientationin sacred literature on forms of behavior. In the Vedic period,scripture spoke almost exclusively about behavior in terms ofritual action, proper procedure, etc. But after about 500 b.c.e.,social concerns began to be addressed. Texts began detailing properaction in the matters of everyday living, or "dharma,"which Hopkins translates "what men ought to do."13