The Kritayuga that Hindu history and mythological literature talk about refers to that period of Vedic age when the Aryans lived in communes and everything was shared: produce, property and life. The members of the commune were all kinsmen and kinswomen. There were many such self-sufficient communes each existing by itself. This was possible because population was small and consequently the sizes of communes too. There was no private property, no king, no state, no rulers, no ruled, no exploiters, no exploited, no wars. Life was pleasurable and peaceful, and happiness abounded.