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    DescriptionThis carefully crafted study presents the fascinating story of the development and establishment of India's culture and civilization from early pre-history through to the early second millennium. Encompassing topics such as the Harappan Civilization, the rise of Hindu culture, the influx of Islam in the eighth and the eleventh/twelfth centuries and key empires, states and dynasties, India: The Ancient Past engages with methodological and controversial issues. Key features of this illustrated guide include: a range of maps illustrating different temporal and geographical regions selected source extracts at the end of each chapter, for review and reflection questions for discussion. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the political, spiritual, cultural and geographical history of India, making it an enriching read for anyone with an interest in this captivating period of history.


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    Title
    India: The Ancient Past
    Subtitle
    A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Burjor Avari
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415356169
    ISBN 10: 0415356164
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 934
    DC22: 934
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS451 .A87 2007
    BISAC region code: 2.3.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    20 colour illustrations, 33 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    30 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Burjor Avari was born in India in 1938, spent his childhood in Kenya and Zanzibar, and received higher education in Britain. He taught history in Kenyan and British schools for 26 years before joining Manchester Metropolitan University in 1988 where he coordinates Multicultural Studies and teaches Indian History. He received an MBE in 1988 in recognition of his work in Multicultural Education.
    Review quote
    'An engaging narrative of a complex civilization.' - Minerva
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction 2. From Africa to Mehrgarh 3. The Harappan Civilization 4. The Indo-Aryans in the Vedic Age 5. Formative Centuries of the Pre-Mauryan Era 6. The Paradox of Mauryan Imperialism 7. Diffusion and Dynamism after the Mauryas 8. Stability and Change Under the Imperial Guptas 9. The Post-Gupta Era and the Rise of the South 10. Regionalism and Feudalism: Rajput, Pala and 296 Rashtrakuta Kingdoms 11. Chola Domination in the South and Turco-Afhan Plunder in the North