Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations
Orient Blackswan, 1978 - 396 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 Ancient India archaeological archaeological cultures areas arya Aryan ascetic Aļoka associated attempt brahmanical brāhmaṇs Buddha Buddhist Candravamsa caste century A.D. Chalcolithic concept cults culture dakṣiņā dāna descent dharma Digha Nikaya Doab dynasties earlier early Indian economic evidence Ganges valley genealogies geographical groups Harappan Hindu historians historical tradition Ikṣvāku Indian history Indian society Indo-Aryan Indo-European Inscription Jaina janapadas jāti king kingdoms kinship kṣatriya land language Later Vedic lay community Magadha Mahabharata maintained Manu migration millennium B.C. mleccha monastery monastic monks myth northern India origin Pāṇini perhaps political post-Gupta period Punjab Purāṇa Puranic Pūru R.S. Sharma Rāmāyaṇa records referred region relationship religious renouncer Ṛg Veda ritual status role royal Ļakas sangha Sanskrit sects settlements social Ļrauta structure suggested symbolic texts theory trade tribal tribes Upper Doabs urban varṇa Vedic Vedic literature Viṣṇu Purāṇa western India Yadava Yavanas