Write a short note on occupation of the early Vedic people
The Rig Vedic economy was mainly pastoral in nature and references to cultivation were made in the later part of the Rig Veda. Agriculture was the main occupation of the people. Wooden ploughshares were used for cultivation of land in the early Rigvedic Period.
Leather making, smiths, potters and carpentry were other occupations of the people. However, people who were involved in this work were considered of low status.