India's Ancient Past

India's Ancient Past

by R.S. Sharma

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 15/06/2017

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This book presents a complete and accessible description of the history of early India. It starts by discussing the origins and growth of civilizations, empires, and religions. It also deals with the geographical, ecological, and linguistic backgrounds, and looks at specific cultures of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Vedic periods, as well as at the Harappan civilization. In addition, the rise of Jainism and Buddhism, Magadha and the beginning of territorial states, and the period of Mauryas, Central Asian countries, Satvahanas, Guptas, and Harshavardhana are also analysed. Next, it stresses varna system, urbanization, commerce and trade, developments in science and philosophy, and cultural legacy. Finally, the process of transition from ancient to medieval India and the origin of the Aryan culture has also been examined.

ISBN:
9780199087860
9780199087860
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
15-06-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
OUP India

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