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A history of ancient and early medieval India

from the Stone Age to the 12th century

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This edition was published in by Pearson Education in Upper Saddle River, NJ.

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Developed as a comprehensive introductory work for scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Indian history, this book provides the most exhaustive overview of the subject. Dividing the vast historical expanse from the stone age to the 12th century into broad chronological units, it constructs profiles of various geographical regions of the subcontinent, weaving together and analysing an unparalleled range of literary and archaeological evidence. Dealing with prehistory and protohistory of the subcontinent in considerable detail, the narrative of the historical period breaks away from conventional text-based history writing. Providing a window into the world of primary sources, it incorporates a large volume of archaeological data, along with literary, epigraphic, and numismatic evidence. Revealing the ways in which our past is constructed, it explains fundamental concepts, and illuminates contemporary debates, discoveries, and research. Situating prevailing historical debates in their contexts, Ancient and Early Medieval India presents balanced assessments, encouraging readers to independently evaluate theories, evidence, and arguments. Beautifully illustrated with over four hundred photographs, maps, and figures, Ancient and Early Medieval India helps visualize and understand the extraordinarily rich and varied remains of the ancient past of Indian subcontinent. It offers a scholarly and nuanced—yet lucid—account of India’s early past, and will surely transform the discovery of this past into an exciting experience.

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Developed as a comprehensive introductory work for scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Indian history, this book provides the most exhaustive overview of the subject. Dividing the vast historical expanse from the stone age to the 12th century into broad chronological units, it constructs profiles of various geographical regions of the subcontinent, weaving together and analysing an unparalleled range of literary and archaeological evidence. Dealing with prehistory and protohistory of the subcontinent in considerable detail, the narrative of the historical period breaks away from conventional text-based history writing. Providing a window into the world of primary sources, it incorporates a large volume of archaeological data, along with literary, epigraphic, and numismatic evidence. Revealing the ways in which our past is constructed, it explains fundamental concepts, and illuminates contemporary debates, discoveries, and research. Situating prevailing historical debates in their contexts, Ancient and Early Medieval India presents balanced assessments, encouraging readers to independently evaluate theories, evidence, and arguments. Beautifully illustrated with over four hundred photographs, maps, and figures, Ancient and Early Medieval India helps visualize and understand the extraordinarily rich and varied remains of the ancient past of Indian subcontinent. It offers a scholarly and nuanced—yet lucid—account of India’s early past, and will surely transform the discovery of this past into an exciting experience.

A history of ancient and early medieval India

from the Stone Age to the 12th century

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This edition was published in by Pearson Education in Upper Saddle River, NJ.


Edition Description

Developed as a comprehensive introductory work for scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Indian history, this book provides the most exhaustive overview of the subject. Dividing the vast historical expanse from the stone age to the 12th century into broad chronological units, it constructs profiles of various geographical regions of the subcontinent, weaving together and analysing an unparalleled range of literary and archaeological evidence. Dealing with prehistory and protohistory of the subcontinent in considerable detail, the narrative of the historical period breaks away from conventional text-based history writing. Providing a window into the world of primary sources, it incorporates a large volume of archaeological data, along with literary, epigraphic, and numismatic evidence. Revealing the ways in which our past is constructed, it explains fundamental concepts, and illuminates contemporary debates, discoveries, and research. Situating prevailing historical debates in their contexts, Ancient and Early Medieval India presents balanced assessments, encouraging readers to independently evaluate theories, evidence, and arguments. Beautifully illustrated with over four hundred photographs, maps, and figures, Ancient and Early Medieval India helps visualize and understand the extraordinarily rich and varied remains of the ancient past of Indian subcontinent. It offers a scholarly and nuanced—yet lucid—account of India’s early past, and will surely transform the discovery of this past into an exciting experience.

Table of Contents

Understanding Literary and Archaeological Sources
Hunter-Gatherers of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Ages
The Transition to Food Production: Neolithic, Neolithic-Chalcolithic, and Chalcolithic Villages, c. 7000-2000 BCE
The Harappan Civilization, c. 2600-1900 BCE
Cultural Transitions: Images from Texts and Archaeology, c. 2000-600 BCE
Cities, Kings, and Renunciants: North India, c. 600-300 BCE
Power and Piety: The Maurya Empire, c. 324-187 BCE
Interaction and Innovation, c. 200 BCE-300 CE
Aesthetics and Empire, c. 300-600 CE
Emerging Regional Configurations, c. 600-1200 CE

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Dewey Decimal Class
934
Library of Congress
DS451 .S5697 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16659433M
ISBN 13
9788131711200, 9788131716779
LC Control Number
2008010850
Library Thing
8319283

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