Early India: from the origins to A.D. 1300

Book Cover
Average Rating
University of California Press,
Pub. Date:
Early India represents a complete rewriting by Romila Thapar of her classic work,A History of India (the first volume in the Penguin History of India series), thirty-five years after it was first published. Thapar has incorporated the vast changes in scholarly understanding and interpretation of Indian history that have occurred during her lifetime to revise the book for a new generation of readers. This new work brings to life thousands of years of history, tracing India's evolution before contact with modern Europe was established: its prehistoric beginnings; the great cities of the Indus civilization; the emergence of mighty dynasties such as the Mauryas, Guptas, and Cholas; the teachings of the Buddha; the creation of heroic epics such as theMahabharata and the Ramayana; and the creation of regional cultures. Thapar introduces figures from the remarkable visionary ruler Ashoka to other less exemplary figures. In exploring subjects as diverse as marriage, class, art, erotica, and astronomy, Thapar provides an incomparably vivid and nuanced picture of India. Above all, she shows the rich mosaic of diverse kingdoms, landscapes, languages, and beliefs.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 88ebd4e5-c1c6-fc53-c780-eb97a2f2e19a
full_title early india from the origins to a d 1300
author thapar romila
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-12-07 04:59:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Thapar, Romila.
author_display Thapar, Romila
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 88ebd4e5-c1c6-fc53-c780-eb97a2f2e19a
isbn 9780520242258
item_details ils:.b13263912|.i14082135|Central Adult Nonfiction|934 THAPA|||1|false|false|||||Due Dec 28, 2017|Oct 21, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Paperback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 934 THAPA
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780520242258
publishDate 2004
record_details ils:.b13263912|Book|Books||English|University of California Press,|2004.|xxx, 555 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13263912|.i14082135|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet India -- History -- 1000-1526, India -- History -- 324 B.C.-1000 A.D, India -- History -- To 324 B.C
title_display Early India : from the origins to A.D. 1300
title_full Early India : from the origins to A.D. 1300 / Romila Thapar
title_short Early India :
title_sub from the origins to A.D. 1300