Ancient India in Historical Outline


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Author  D.N. Jha
Publisher  Manohar Publishers & Distributors
Publication Date   April 1, 1998
ISBN  8173042667
Pages  216

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Ancient India: An Introductory Outline surveys the major developments in India's social, economic and cultural history up to the end of the ancient period and the beginning of the early middle ages and explains the rise and growth of states with reference to their material basis. The book demolishes the popular historiographical stereotypes created by the Hindu-chauvinist communal writings. It also gives the lie to the view that the Indian society has been stagnant and changeless--a view which was propagated by Western scholars in the heyday of British imperialism and continues to be peddled ingeniously in our own times.

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