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Ancient North-East India

Price : $39.75
ISBN # : 9788173052194
Author : Ajay Mitra Shastri
pages: 130
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Aryan Books International
Published : 2002

It is often stated and the common people made to believe that the people of what was anciently called Pragjyotisha and its surroundings in the north-east were outside the mainstream of Indian life and culture, and the Aryans attempted to colonise them and impose upon them their alien culture. The utter falsity of this motivated propaganda has been amply demonstrated in the present work with strong evidences. It has been shown that the word arya had originally no racial or linguistic connotation and that in the past it was employed in purely cultural sense. It was given, evidently deliberately, a racial sense by the Europeans with a vested interest to sow the seeds of dissension among their Indian subjects and thereby perpetuate their rule which has confused large sections of people. It has been shown that from the earliest recorded times the people of the north-east and those of the rest of India were aware of and had a close interaction with one another. And with the passage of time these contacts grew more and more intimate and the region in question and the rest of the country contributed to the common cultural development enriching each other. The monograph thus seeks to trace chronologically and in a pan-Indian perspective the politico-cultural contacts that the region had with the rest of the Indian people.

Author Bio: Prof. Ajay Mitra Shastri (b. 1934) retired as Professor of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology from Nagpur University (1994). He is an internationally known historian, epigraphist, numismatist and indologist. He is currently Editor of the Numismatic Digest and Vice Chairman of the Epigraphical Society of India. Prof. Shastri has earlier been convenor, inscriptions of India programme of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, Chairman of the Advisory Board (Ancient Period) and as such a member of the National Commission for History of Science, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Prof. Shastri's contributions have been widely recognised : he was Sectional President of the Indian History Congress (1978), Andhra Pradesh History Congress (1980) and All-India Oriental Conference (1995) and the General President of the Numismatic Society of India (1981), Epigraphical Society of India (1987), Third International Colloquium of the Indian Institute of Research in Numismatic Society, Indian History and Culture Society (1991) and South Indian Numismatic Society (1997), Member of the History Panel of the University Grants Commission (1980-82), UGC National Lecturer (1985), UGC National Fellow (1987-89), Senior Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research (1994-95), UGC Emeritus Fellow (1995-97) and Project Investigator of the Indian National Science Academy (1998-2000). He has been awarded Akbar Silver Medal (1984) and Altekar Memorial Gold Medal (1995) of the Numismatic Society of India, plaque of honour of the Coin Study Circle (Calcutta, 1989), copper-plate of the Epigraphical Society of India (1992), James Campbell Memorial Gold Medal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay (1996) and Jijamata Vidvat Puraskar of the Chhatrapati Pratishthan, Nagpur (1997) and honoured with a couple of festschrifts: one published from Indore (1988) and the other in two tomes from Delhi (1989). He has also delivered numerous prestigious lecture series.

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