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Rethinking India's Past

Price : $16.00
ISBN # : 9780198068297
Author : R.S. Sharma
pages: 312
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Published : 2010

Covering a long time span—from the Vedic period to twelfth century AD— this book provides an incisive account of ancient social formations. It explores key aspects of early Indian history: # political ideas and institutions # economic patterns and developments # social structure and practices # themes like oriental despotism, position of the sudras, transition from ancient to medieval, feudalism, urban decay, and sati Integrating a rich array of historical and archaeological sources as well as anthropological and ethnographic material, this book is essential reading for students and teachers of ancient Indian history. Readership Students and teachers of ancient Indian history. Review Comments ‘… indispensable to every serious student at all levels.’—The Hindu ‘… a brilliant and comprehensive collection…of path-breaking essays.’—Sabyasachi Bhattacharya ‘…[the volume refl ects] his nuanced understanding and profound analytical insights…’—Bhairabi P. Sahu R. S. Sharma R.S. Sharma is Professor Emeritus, Patna University, and the Founder Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 08 July, 2010.

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