These questions have become relevant only in recent times as people realized that
the world's major religions are not so perfect and contain erroneous information
about Nature, the world and the universe. Therefore, certain criticism and skepticism
about them are valid. However, they cannot be completely discarded because...
In ancient India, Sanskrit was the official language of the elite. Educated people
and scholars had to learn Sanskrit, since it was the language in which the religious
literature of the times was composed. Besides Sanskrit, people of ancient India
spoke in many other languages. They were collectively called Prakrit. Sanskrit represented
the civilized language, while Prakrit its opposite.