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    DescriptionIndia's history and culture is ancient and dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. Beginning with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India, the history of India is punctuated by constant integration with migrating peoples and with the diverse cultures that surround the country. Placed in the center of Asia, history in India is a crossroads of cultures from China to Europe, as well as the most significant Asian connection with the cultures of Africa. The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on rulers, bureaucrats, ancient societies, religion, gods, and philosophical ideas.

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    Historical Dictionary of Ancient India
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kumkum Roy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 808 g
    ISBN 13: 9780810853669
    ISBN 10: 0810853663

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS009000, REF008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 934.003
    LC classification: DS451 .R66 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 934.003
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, NHF, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Scarecrow Press
    Imprint name
    Scarecrow Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Kumkum Roy is professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.
    Review quote
    An excellent reference book and is recommended highly for all collections. American Reference Books Annual, March 2009 India, with its rich history, is a unique tapestry of myriad cultures. To encapsulate the magnitude of the history of ancient India from the Paleolithic age to 1000 CE in a concise dictionary is an amazing feat. Highly recommended. CHOICE, January 2010 By any criterion it not only fulfills the aims of its creation within this series by bringing together so much material and presenting it in a readily assimilated form for audiences both within India and in the English-speaking world, but it is also a significant contribution to Indian historiography. Reference Reviews, Volume 23, Number 7, 2009 A useful survey. ... Larger public libraries with strong Asian history collections will want to consider acquiring this title, as will academic libraries supporting Asian history and archaeology programs. Booklist, March 2009