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    DescriptionR.S. Sharma, one of the best-known historians of early India, provides a comprehensive yet accessible text on the ancient period of Indian history. Beginning with topics such as historiography and the importance of Ancient Indian history, he goes on to cover the geographical, econological and linguistic settings, before looking at specific cultures of neolithic, chalcolithic types, the Harappan civilization, the Vedic period, the rise of Jainism and Buddhism, Magadha and the beginning of territorial states, the age of the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Guptas, and Harshavardhana. While taking the reader on this journey through time, he highlights important phenomena such as the beginning of urbanization and monarchy in India, invasions, the Varna system, commerce and trade, developments in philosophy and cultural efflorescence. He ends this insightful volume with a comments on the transition from the Ancient to the Medieval. This book also addresses a number of issues which have become current in discussion on Ancient Inida today, such as the Identity of the Aryan Culture, and Historical Construction. This is a volume meant for all those who want a masterly, lucid, yet eminently readable introduction to and overview on India's early history by one of the master-scholars of Indian history - be it students, tourists, or the interested lay reader


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    Title
    India's Ancient Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. S. Sharma
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 472 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195687859
    ISBN 10: 019568785X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    DC22: 954
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    B&T Approval Code: A15403036
    Abridged Dewey: 934
    DC22: 934
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    15 halftones and 10 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford