I know Hinduism is an old religion and the only prehistoric surviving religion today but I don't know how widespread it was back then. Were the majority of people hinduism's followers? Were there atheists? There must have been atheists in every civilization and arguably older than faith but most major civilizations are identified by the faith that has existed on specific lands nd grown over some period of time. As far as I know India overall has never been strictly religious, it has been a land of diverse traditions and cultures and practices, though. Were the majority theists or is it just that when compared to other faiths, hindu faith was more dominant? Can hinduism be rightly called true identity of subcontinent since it's inception?