Sign In
 
Forgot password?
Enter your username or email to reset and email yourself your password
Forgot your username? Click here
Sign In
Welcome . For your security, please choose your password.
Sign In
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Sign up
for saving your wish list, viewing past orders
receiving discounts and lots more...
Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > History > Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology
Displaying 4133 of 4499         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology
Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology
Description
From the Jacket

In mankind's history, India is the longest literary tradition-so ancient that it cannot be illustrated either by contemporary books or from monuments. The Rgveda, indisputably the oldest literary work, was written at a time when many a great, old-world civilization lay in the wombs of futurity. And almost equal is the antiquity of the puranas which, considered as the fifth Veda, figure distinguished among the traditional sources: Vedic Samhitas, Brahmanas, Srutis and Smrtis, Dharmasastras, epics, Tantra manuals, and myriad Buddhist and Jaina texts, that have helped historiographers unravel the landmarks in the subcontinental civilization.

Bulky and often crowded with legendary, religious and philosophical matters of various kinds, the PURANAS record the genealogies of Hindu deities, the reigns of the Manus, and Chronicles of Solar, Lunar and other ancient dynasties. Professor G.P. Singh tries afresh to establish their historicity, surveying the whole extent of Itihasa-Purana the early Indian historical tradition, founded on the Puranic Literature.

Meticulously sifting facts from myths, legends, and philosophic reflections in this monumental corpus of yore, the book reconstructs millennia of ancient India's political and cultural history from the pre-Bharata War days to about 1200 AD with both genealogical and chronological details of all dynasties that rose and fell in different regions of the Indian subcontinent. Contextually, the author analyse threadbare the Puranic evidence to also review the date of the Mahabharata War.

In thematically exploring the historicity of all different Puranas, Dr. Singh is at pains to show how far the Puranic accounts are validated by other traditional writings on the one hand, and archaeological evidence on the other. With prolific bibliographic references and a number of chronological/ genealogical tables, his book will interest the scholars/researches of Indology, ancient Indian history and archaeology.

About the Author

Dr. G.P. Singh Prof. of history at the University of Manipur, Imphal has researched different aspects of ancient Indian history and culture over the past three decades. He has contributed numerous papers to national and international journals. His works that include The Kiratas in Ancient India: A Historical Study of their Life, Culture and Civilization; Political Thought in Ancient India; Republics, Kingdoms, Towns and Cities in Ancient India; Facets of Ancient Indian History and Culture; and Ancient Indian Historiography, have won the acclaim of scholars in the field. In 1989, Dr. Singh was elected the Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain's and Ireland, London. He has been recently nominated a member of Indian council of historical Research, New Delhi.

CONTENTS
Preface 5
Abbreviations 9
1 Introduction 15
2 From Manu Vaivasvata to the Accession of Parikshit 29
3 The Dynasties and Kingdoms of the post-Bharata War Period 141
4 The Pradyota Dynasty 155
5 Magadha Dynasties of the Pre-Mauryan Period 161
6 The Mauryan and the post-Mauryan Dynasties down to the Satavahabnas 175
7 The Naga Dynasties 191
8 The Vakatakas and the Guptas 195
9 Kingdoms and Dynasties of the post-Harsa Period 199
10 Minor Kingdoms and Dynasties 203
11 Conclusion 209
Appendices 215
A Chronological Tables of different Dynasties with Supplementary Notes 216
B Notes on Chronology arranged by F. Wilfford and J. Bentley 222
C Genealogical Tables of the Sisunagas as Mentioned in the Puranas with Traditional Dates 224
D Dynastic Chronology according to the Jaina Traditions 225
Glossary 227
Index 231

Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology

Item Code:
IDD091
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
Publisher:
D. K. Printworld
ISBN:
8124600058
Language:
English
Size:
9.6" X 7.4"
Pages:
245
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 665 gms
Price:
$35.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4208 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket

In mankind's history, India is the longest literary tradition-so ancient that it cannot be illustrated either by contemporary books or from monuments. The Rgveda, indisputably the oldest literary work, was written at a time when many a great, old-world civilization lay in the wombs of futurity. And almost equal is the antiquity of the puranas which, considered as the fifth Veda, figure distinguished among the traditional sources: Vedic Samhitas, Brahmanas, Srutis and Smrtis, Dharmasastras, epics, Tantra manuals, and myriad Buddhist and Jaina texts, that have helped historiographers unravel the landmarks in the subcontinental civilization.

Bulky and often crowded with legendary, religious and philosophical matters of various kinds, the PURANAS record the genealogies of Hindu deities, the reigns of the Manus, and Chronicles of Solar, Lunar and other ancient dynasties. Professor G.P. Singh tries afresh to establish their historicity, surveying the whole extent of Itihasa-Purana the early Indian historical tradition, founded on the Puranic Literature.

Meticulously sifting facts from myths, legends, and philosophic reflections in this monumental corpus of yore, the book reconstructs millennia of ancient India's political and cultural history from the pre-Bharata War days to about 1200 AD with both genealogical and chronological details of all dynasties that rose and fell in different regions of the Indian subcontinent. Contextually, the author analyse threadbare the Puranic evidence to also review the date of the Mahabharata War.

In thematically exploring the historicity of all different Puranas, Dr. Singh is at pains to show how far the Puranic accounts are validated by other traditional writings on the one hand, and archaeological evidence on the other. With prolific bibliographic references and a number of chronological/ genealogical tables, his book will interest the scholars/researches of Indology, ancient Indian history and archaeology.

About the Author

Dr. G.P. Singh Prof. of history at the University of Manipur, Imphal has researched different aspects of ancient Indian history and culture over the past three decades. He has contributed numerous papers to national and international journals. His works that include The Kiratas in Ancient India: A Historical Study of their Life, Culture and Civilization; Political Thought in Ancient India; Republics, Kingdoms, Towns and Cities in Ancient India; Facets of Ancient Indian History and Culture; and Ancient Indian Historiography, have won the acclaim of scholars in the field. In 1989, Dr. Singh was elected the Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain's and Ireland, London. He has been recently nominated a member of Indian council of historical Research, New Delhi.

CONTENTS
Preface 5
Abbreviations 9
1 Introduction 15
2 From Manu Vaivasvata to the Accession of Parikshit 29
3 The Dynasties and Kingdoms of the post-Bharata War Period 141
4 The Pradyota Dynasty 155
5 Magadha Dynasties of the Pre-Mauryan Period 161
6 The Mauryan and the post-Mauryan Dynasties down to the Satavahabnas 175
7 The Naga Dynasties 191
8 The Vakatakas and the Guptas 195
9 Kingdoms and Dynasties of the post-Harsa Period 199
10 Minor Kingdoms and Dynasties 203
11 Conclusion 209
Appendices 215
A Chronological Tables of different Dynasties with Supplementary Notes 216
B Notes on Chronology arranged by F. Wilfford and J. Bentley 222
C Genealogical Tables of the Sisunagas as Mentioned in the Puranas with Traditional Dates 224
D Dynastic Chronology according to the Jaina Traditions 225
Glossary 227
Index 231
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Kuchipudi:  Power of Drama,  Poetry of Dance (With Booklet Inside) (DVD)
Various Artists
Doordarshan Archives(2009)
Item Code: IZZ325
$35.00
The Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal (DVD)
Jaichandiram
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, New Delhi
20:31 Minutes
Item Code: ICJ089
$28.00
Lord Krishna's Protective Arrow (Necklace and Earrings Set)
Deal 20% Off
Sterling Silver
17.5 inch Necklace Length
3 inch Earrings Height
215 gms
Item Code: JZD81
$830.00$664.00
You save: $166.00 (20%)
Backorder
Krishna's Protective Arrow
Sterling Silver
16 inch Necklace Length
2.8 inch Earrings Height
210 gms
Item Code: JWS05
$695.00
Backorder
Archaeology in the Third World A History of Indian Archaeology Since 1947
by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD283
$72.50
Anthropology for Archaeology (Proceedings of the Professor Irawati Karve Birth Centenary Seminar)
by S.R. Walimbe, P.P. Joglekar Kishor K. Basa
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute
Item Code: NAM132
$40.00
Metallurgy in Indian Archaeology
by H.C. Bhardwaj
Hardcover (Edition: 2000)
Tara Printing Works, Varanasi
Item Code: NAK474
$30.00
Harappan Studies: Recent Researches in South Asian Archaeology (Volume 1)
by Manmohan Kumar and Akinori Uesugi
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAF976
$75.00
Vibrant Rock (A Catalogue of Stone Sculptures in the State Archaeological Museum, West Bengal)
by Gautam Sengupta and Sharmila Saha
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, West Bengal
Item Code: NAL596
$75.00
Ancient India (History and Archaeology)
by D.K Ganguly
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: NAJ717
$20.00
Archaeology as Historical Science (An Old and Rare Book)
by Bruce G. Trigger
Paperback (Edition: 1985)
Banaras Hindu University
Item Code: NAG862
$20.00
The Archaeological Remains and Excavations at Nagari
by Prof. D. R. Bhandarkar
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Archaeological Survey of India
Item Code: NAL839
$15.00
The Aryans Myth And Archaeology
by M. K. Dhavalikar
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Item Code: IDI786
$40.00
An Archaeological Tour in Gedrosia
by Sir Aurel Stein
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Archaeological Survey of India
Item Code: NAL460
$40.00
Rama His Historicity, Mandir and Setu (Evidence of Literature, Archaeology and other Sciences)
by B.B. Lal
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDK394
$18.00

Testimonials

Hello Vipin K., thanks a lot for replacing the 4th volume of the Srimad Bhagavatam and sending me a faultless copy of the book so fast. The faulty pagination (missing and mixed up pages) is due to the bookbinding, of course, you are not to blame. Your customer service is excellent. And as your selection of books is extraordinary, I'm already looking forward to the next books that will reach me, perfectly packed and in best condition as always. ;-)
Walter
I really found this site to be very well designed, and the number of items amazing. From my careful inspection of the high resolution photos, the quality of work appears to be outstanding.
Sanjay, USA
The statue was delivered today. It is exceedingly beautiful. My thanks to the creator of the statue for such a lovely idol and to yourselves for the great service.
Shashi
I'm so proud of your Company, it's so rare to have a good service after sales.... I will recommend you to all my friends.
Colette, Canada
I am a repeat customer of your store. I have bought several items from you and like the quality and service. Please keep up the good work of providing Puranas and Vedas.
Raghavan, USA
This is a beautiful website - and very customer friendly - easy to find your way around.
Sonia, UK.
Fantastic service! Delivery in Italy in two days!
Francesca Verna
Your custom service is great, especially Vipin. Vipin helped me locate a lost package. that was so nice!!!! I love this company. I love the cotton skirts with ruffle on the bottom. I also love how that when we place items in the shopping cart, the computer system allows them to remain in the cart until we are ready to purchase them. They don't disappear like with other on-line stores shopping cart system. Your the Best!!!
Heather Davis, USA
A true treasure vault of Bharatiya samskruti knowledge books! Thanks for this service.
Shashikant, USA
Very nice website, easy to use. Your one of the few Indian website that have an extensive collection of CD's that will ship to America.I think Indian website should expand themselves into the global community China sure has. China's market growth had to do with supply and demand. The same thing could happen to India, you just have to open the doors of India and let it happen. At least you seem to be doing that.
Donald, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India