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 > Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues)
Displaying 282 of 4732         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues)
Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues)
Description

Preface

This compilation of articles, written on disparate themes and on different occasions, owes its publication to Rukun Advani. I have chosen only such articles for the collection as reflect somewhat my own position on what I would consider certain key areas in the study of early Indian history. They have been grouped into several sections to suggest what these areas are. In preparing the collection for publication I have not attempted to substantially revise the texts or update the references; alterations and additions in both have been keep to a minimum. My excuse is that I have not found adequate reasons to change my position on any of the issues discussed in the articles; my arguments remain the same today. On the other hand, if I were to write on the same issues now, I would perhaps attempt further studies and thus run the risk of not completing anything at all. The book is intended to suggest ways of looking at facets of early India, on the basis of material available from and on early India. Early India, admittedly, is an imprecise term, but search for a precise chronological definition is not the aim of this book.

I acknowledge with gratitude my debt to the publications in which many of the articles included here were originally published.

Back of the Book

This book comprises a set of essays on some of the key issues which continue to excite historians and scholars of early India.

It shows the profound impact of colonialism on the study of India's early past, the new methods and premises introduced into India by colonial studies, and the variety of departures from traditional, pre-colonial modes of history-writing. It goes on to fore: such as the integration of archaeology with narratives of early Indian history; of the trajectories of social change and social formation; of the historical position of ideology and its shifts; and of the ways of communicating knowledge of a past which is now increasingly under non-academic fundamentalist onslaughts.

With it diverse parts connected by strong threads of interest in the changing nature of history-writing on early India, this new book on the methodological changes that confront the historian o pre-colonial India will consolidate Professor
Chattopadhyaya's reputation as one of the foremost thinkers in his area of ancient and early medieval history.

Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya was educated at Calcutta and Cambridge. He retired as Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His books include Coins and Currency Systems in South India (1977), the Making of Early Medieval India (1994) and Representing the Others Sanskrit Sources and the Muslims (1998).

 

CONTENTS
  Preface vi
 
Introduction
1
1 The Study of Early India 3
2 Indian Archaeology and the Epic Traditions 29
3 Transition to the Early Historical Phase in the Deccan: A Note 39
4 Geographical Perspectives, Culture Change and Linkages: some Reflections on Early Punjab 48
5 Urban Centres in Early Bengal: Archaeological Perspectives 66
 
Texts and Historical Issues
103
6 The City Early India: Perspective from Texts 105
7 'Autonomous Spaces' and the Authority of the State: The Contradiction and Its Resolution in theory and Practice in Early India 135
8 Historical Context of the Early Medieval Temples of North India 153
9 'Reappearance' of the goddess or the Brahmanical mode of Appropriation: Some Early epigraphic Evidence Bearing on Goddess Cults 172
10 Other, or the Others? Varieties of difference in Indian Society at the Turn of the First Millennium and Their Historiographical Implications 191
 
Historiography and History as Communication
215
11 Trends of Research on Ancient Indian Economic History 217
12 State and Economy in North India: fourth Century to Twelfth Century 233
13 Cultural Plurality, contending Memories and Concerns of comparative History: Historiography and Pedagogy in Contemporary India 263

Sample Pages

















Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues)

Item Code:
IDI554
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2011
Publisher:
Permanent Black
ISBN:
9788178241432
Language:
English
Size:
8.2" X 5.2
Pages:
287 (Black & White Maps: 2)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 290 gms
Price:
$30.00
Discounted:
$22.50   Shipping Free
You Save:
$7.50 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues)

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 4648 times since 30th Jul, 2016

Preface

This compilation of articles, written on disparate themes and on different occasions, owes its publication to Rukun Advani. I have chosen only such articles for the collection as reflect somewhat my own position on what I would consider certain key areas in the study of early Indian history. They have been grouped into several sections to suggest what these areas are. In preparing the collection for publication I have not attempted to substantially revise the texts or update the references; alterations and additions in both have been keep to a minimum. My excuse is that I have not found adequate reasons to change my position on any of the issues discussed in the articles; my arguments remain the same today. On the other hand, if I were to write on the same issues now, I would perhaps attempt further studies and thus run the risk of not completing anything at all. The book is intended to suggest ways of looking at facets of early India, on the basis of material available from and on early India. Early India, admittedly, is an imprecise term, but search for a precise chronological definition is not the aim of this book.

I acknowledge with gratitude my debt to the publications in which many of the articles included here were originally published.

Back of the Book

This book comprises a set of essays on some of the key issues which continue to excite historians and scholars of early India.

It shows the profound impact of colonialism on the study of India's early past, the new methods and premises introduced into India by colonial studies, and the variety of departures from traditional, pre-colonial modes of history-writing. It goes on to fore: such as the integration of archaeology with narratives of early Indian history; of the trajectories of social change and social formation; of the historical position of ideology and its shifts; and of the ways of communicating knowledge of a past which is now increasingly under non-academic fundamentalist onslaughts.

With it diverse parts connected by strong threads of interest in the changing nature of history-writing on early India, this new book on the methodological changes that confront the historian o pre-colonial India will consolidate Professor
Chattopadhyaya's reputation as one of the foremost thinkers in his area of ancient and early medieval history.

Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya was educated at Calcutta and Cambridge. He retired as Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His books include Coins and Currency Systems in South India (1977), the Making of Early Medieval India (1994) and Representing the Others Sanskrit Sources and the Muslims (1998).

 

CONTENTS
  Preface vi
 
Introduction
1
1 The Study of Early India 3
2 Indian Archaeology and the Epic Traditions 29
3 Transition to the Early Historical Phase in the Deccan: A Note 39
4 Geographical Perspectives, Culture Change and Linkages: some Reflections on Early Punjab 48
5 Urban Centres in Early Bengal: Archaeological Perspectives 66
 
Texts and Historical Issues
103
6 The City Early India: Perspective from Texts 105
7 'Autonomous Spaces' and the Authority of the State: The Contradiction and Its Resolution in theory and Practice in Early India 135
8 Historical Context of the Early Medieval Temples of North India 153
9 'Reappearance' of the goddess or the Brahmanical mode of Appropriation: Some Early epigraphic Evidence Bearing on Goddess Cults 172
10 Other, or the Others? Varieties of difference in Indian Society at the Turn of the First Millennium and Their Historiographical Implications 191
 
Historiography and History as Communication
215
11 Trends of Research on Ancient Indian Economic History 217
12 State and Economy in North India: fourth Century to Twelfth Century 233
13 Cultural Plurality, contending Memories and Concerns of comparative History: Historiography and Pedagogy in Contemporary India 263

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issue)
by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Permanent Black
Item Code: NAH588
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
India an Archaeological History (Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations)
by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAH506
$38.00$28.50
You save: $9.50 (25%)
The Temple In South Asia: Archaeology and Text
by Himanshu Prabha Ray
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: IHG075
$50.00$37.50
You save: $12.50 (25%)
A Historical-Development Study of Classical Indian Philosophy of Morals
by Rajendra Prasad
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Centre For Studies in Civilizations
Item Code: NAD614
$85.00$63.75
You save: $21.25 (25%)
The Idea of Ancient India (Essays on Religion, Politics, and Archaeology)
by Upinder Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 2016)
Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Item Code: NAM274
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
South India Under Vijayanagara (Art and Archaeology)
by Anila VergheseAnna L. Dallapiccola
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAC428
$60.00$45.00
You save: $15.00 (25%)
The Battle For Ancient India (An Essay in the Sociopolitics of Indian Archaeology)
by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDK201
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (From the Stone Age to the 12th Century)
by Upinder Singh
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Pearson (Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.)
Item Code: NAD364
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Literary and Historical Studies in Indology
by V.V. Mirashi
Hardcover (Edition: 1975)
Motilal Banarsidass
Item Code: IDG656
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Imagining The Urban (Sanskrit and the City in Early India)
by Shonaleeka Kaul
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Permanent Black
Item Code: NAG477
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
The Complex Heritage of Early India (Essaya in Memory of R. S. Sharma)
by D. N. Jha
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Manohar Publishers and Distributors
Item Code: NAM966
$70.00$52.50
You save: $17.50 (25%)
Exploring Early India (Up to C.AD 1300)
by Ranabir Chakravarti
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAM102
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
The Political Structure of Early Medieval South India
by Kesavan Veluthat
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: NAG122
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
Ancient India: In Historical Outline
by D.N. Jha
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
Manohar Publications
Item Code: NAF397
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)

Testimonials

I have been your customer for many years and everything has always been A++++++++++++ quality.
Delia, USA
I am your customer for many years. I love your products. Thanks for sending high quality products.
Nata, USA
I have been a customer for many years due to the quality products and service.
Mr. Hartley, UK.
Got the package on 9th Nov. I have to say it was one of the excellent packaging I have seen, worth my money I paid. And the books where all in best new conditions as they can be.
Nabahat, Bikaner
Whatever we bought from Exotic India has been wonderful. Excellent transaction,very reasonable price excellent delivery. We bought so many huge statues, clothes, decorative items, jewels etc. Every item was packed with love.
Tom and Roma Florida USA
Namaste. I want to thank you as I have received the statue and I shall always remember the service provided to such good standards.
Dr. B. Saha, UK
I received my Green Tara statue today and it's absolutely lovely, much nicer than I'd hoped--thank you so much for arranging its manufacture for me!
Betsy, California
Parcel received is brilliantly packed by your dispatch team. Excellent collection, beautiful Micro-art work. The items are exactly same as displayed. Hats-off to the collection team. The shiva linga Ring & Garuda pendant were superb. Its pleasure shopping every time. God bless your team with good energy to continue this Real collection work.
Badarinath, India
Jamavar arrived so quickly and is beautiful, thank you!
Caro
Your service is exceptional. I am very pleased with your professionalism.
Shambhu, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India