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Q1. How many types of books are there in Hinduism?


Four Vedas: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda (deals with rituals), Sama Veda (the musical accompaniment of rituals), Atharva Veda (the scientific aspects of rituals).


There are 200+ Upanishads under these 4 Vedas.


Upavedas: Dhanurveda (the art of warfare), Ayurveda (medicine), Gandharva Veda (music and dance), Arthasastra (economics and politics), the Vedangas.


Shiksha - phonology, and pronunciation, Chandas - poetic meters, Vyakaran - linguistics and grammar, Nirkuta - etymology, Kalpa - ritual instructions, Jyotisha - astrology and astronomy


Puranas - collections of stories to connect with kings and gods, Dharmasastras - religious law and customs, Mimasa - critical investigation, Nyaya - logic, and justice, Dharmasutras - legal manuals, Grihya Sutras - domestic manuals, Agamas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta Sutras.