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Rethinking India's past

Rethinking India's past

Author: Ram Sharan Sharma
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Covers Vedic period to 12th century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ram Sharan Sharma
ISBN: 9780195697872 0195697871
OCLC Number: 1291994987
Notes: kh2018.
Description: viii, 299 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. In Defence of Ancient India; 2. Sources and Review of Early Socio-Economic History; 3. Exploiting History Through Archaeology; 4. Writings on Early Indian Polity; 5. Studies in Ancient Polity; 6. Early Story of Oriental Despotism; 7. Writings on Sudras; 8. Historiography of the Ancient Social Order; 9. Light on Sati System; 10. Some Western Views on the State and Economy in Early India; 11. Looking at Ancient Social Formations; 12. Mode of Production in Ancient India; 13. Stages in Ancient Economy; 14. Transition from Ancient to Medieval; 15. Introducing Early Medieval Indian Society; 16. How Feudal was Indian Feudalism; 17. Historical Archaeology and Urban Decay; 18. Social Changes in Early Medieval India (c. AD 500-1200); 19. Need for an Integrated Approach; 20. Main Trends in Indian History; 21. From Kin to Class; 22. Rahula Sanskrityayana; CONCLUSION: SOME QUESTIONS
Other Titles: India's past
Responsibility: by R.S. Sharma.


Focusing on the need for an integrated approach to history writing, eminent historian R.S. Sharma covers political, economic, and social aspects and provides a comprehensive understanding of early  Read more...


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