Indian literature refers to the literature produced on the Indian subcontinent until 1947 and in the Republic of India thereafter. ... Classical Sanskrit literature developed rapidly during the first few centuries of the first millennium BCE, as did the Tamil Sangam literature, and the Pāli Canon.
From the earliest moments of known human history, dance accompanied ancient rituals, spiritual gatherings and social events. ... Period when dancing became widespread can be traced to the third millennia BC, when Egyptians started using dance as integral parts of their religious ceremonies.