Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations
Orient Blackswan, 1978 - 341 pages
A collection of papers that interprets afresh, known facts about the early period of Indian history up to the end of the first millennium AD. The papers discuss several associated themes such as society and religion, social classification and mobility and the study of regional history. A useful reference book for postgraduate students of History.
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agrarian agriculture Ajivikas Ancient India archaeological archaeological cultures areas arya Aryan ascetic associated attempt brahmans Brdhmana Buddha Buddhist Candravamsa caste century A.D. Chalcolithic concept cult culture ddna descent dharma Doab dynasties earlier early Indian economic evidence function Ganges valley genealogies geographical Harappan Hindu historians historical tradition Iksvaku Indian history Indian society Indo-Aryan Indo-European Inscription iron technology Jaina king kingdoms kinship ksatriya land language Later Vedic lay community Magadha Mahabharata maintained Manu migration millennium B.C. mleccha monastery monastic monks myth Nikdya northern India origin perhaps political post-Gupta period Punjab Purdna Puru R.S. Sharma records referred region relationship religious renouncers Rg Veda ritual status role royal Sakyas sangha Sanskrit sects settlements significant structure sudra suggested symbolic texts theory trade tribal tribes Upper Doabs urban various varna Vedic Vedic literature village Visnu Purdna western India Yadava Yadava lineage Yavanas