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History of Ancient and Early Medieval India

History of Ancient and Early Medieval India


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Developed as a textbook and reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students of ancient Indian history, this book provides the most comprehensive overview of the subject. It divides the vast historical expanse from the stone age to the 12th century into broad chronological units, and constructs pro-files of the various geographical regions of the subcontinent, weaving together an unparalleled range of literary and archaeological sources. It offer readers a scholarly and nuanced yet lucid account of Indian early past, which transforms the process of discovering that past into an exciting experience.


  • The most extensive coverage on ancient Indian history available in 704 pages in double demy (8.5 x 11 inches) size.
  • Simple and engaging language, unlike the conventional, academic manner of history writing in India.
  • Lavishly illustrated with visuals to help the reader situate her learning. The book uses around 50 large maps, 60 sketches and illustrations, and more that 400 photographs.
  • Specially developed pedagogical tools in the form of five kinds of thematically divided boxes. These are:
    • PRIMARY SOURCES exposes the students to the primary sources of history, literary or archaeological, and showcases how history is created from these sources.
    • KEY CONCEPTS provide detailed information on key terms and concepts
    • FURTHER DISCUSSION provides in-depth information on important concepts/issues that are not directly discussed in the main text
    • RECENT DISCOVERIES showcases the recent discoveries in the field and their significance
    • NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH traces the main directions in which historical research is moving.
  • Web supplement accessible to both students and teachers carrying points for discussion, extracts from original sources, and many visuals for use by students and teachers.

  • 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 Confi gurations, c. 600???1200 CE

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    Product Details
    • ISBN-13: 9788131711200
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall India (a Pearson Education Asia Company)
    • Binding: HARDCOVER
    • Edition: 1
    • Language: English
    • Returnable: Y
    • Spine Width: 34 mm
    • Weight: 2201.90 gr
    • ISBN-10: 813171120X
    • Publisher Date: 25 Feb 2009
    • Depth: 31
    • Height: 286 mm
    • No of Pages: 677
    • Series Title: English
    • Sub Title: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century
    • Width: 221 mm

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