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Readings in early Indian history

Author: Romila Thapar
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book discusses the period from 1000 BC to the end of the sixth century AD. Divided into five thematic sections, the first section discusses questions like perceptions, historical consciousness, and approaches to the study of ancient Indian history. The second and third parts give a detailed account of changes in society and economy and the evolution and transformation of the political formations from ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Romila Thapar
ISBN: 9780198083764 0198083769
OCLC Number: 856491377
Notes: Essays; previously published.
Description: x, 492 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Historiography --
1. Decolonizing the Past --
2. The Contribution of D.D. Kosambi to Indology --
3. Society and Historical Consciousness: The Itihasa-purana Tradition --
II. Economy and Society --
4. Society in Ancient India: The Formative Period --
5. Lineage Society --
6. The Evolution of the State in the Ganga Valley in the Mid-first Millennium BC --
7. Black Gold: South Asia and the Roman Maritime Trade --
III. Changing Political Formations --
8. The Mauryan Empire in Early India --
9. Society and Economic Activity in the Late First Millennium BC --
10. Text and Context: Megasthenes and the Seven Castes --
11. Asoka: A Retrospective --
IV. Religion, Philosophy, and Society --
12. Sacrifice, Surplus, and the Soul --
13. The Householder and the Renouncer in the Brahmanical and Buddhist Traditions --
14. Patronage and the Community --
V. Towards Further Change --
15. Sakuntala: Histories of a Narrative --
16. Somanatha: Narratives of a History.
Responsibility: Romila Thapar.

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This reader brings together essays on various aspects of ancient Indian history. It discusses historiography; society and economy; changing political formations; religion, philosophy and society; and  Read more...

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