India, the ancient past: a history of the Indian sub-continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200

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This carefully crafted study presents the fascinating story of the development and establishment of India’s culture and civilization from early pre-history through to the early second millennium.

Encompassing topics such as the Harappan Civilization, the rise of Hindu culture, the influx of Islam in the eighth and the eleventh/twelfth centuries and key empires, states and dynasties, India: The Ancient Past engages with methodological and controversial issues.

Key features of this illustrated guide include:

  • a range of maps illustrating different temporal and geographical regions
  • selected source extracts at the end of each chapter, for review and reflection
  • questions for discussion.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the political, spiritual, cultural and geographical history of India, making it an enriching read for anyone with an interest in this captivating period of history.

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table_of_contents Introduction -- From Africa to Mehrgarh : the early pre-history of India -- The Harappan Civilisation -- The Indo-Aryans in the Vedic Age -- Formative centuries of the pre-Mauryan era -- The paradox of Mauryan imperialism -- Diffusion and dynamism after the Mauryas -- Stability and change under the imperial Guptas -- The post-Gupta era and the rise of the south -- Regionalism and feudalism : Rajput, Pala and Rashtrakuta kingdoms -- Chola domination in the south and Turco-Afghan plunder in the north -- Afterword : India post-AD 1200.
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