Ancient India

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Item Code: NAD248
Author: V.D.Mahajan
Publisher: S. Chand & Company Ltd.
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 812908876
Pages: 860 ( 9 B/W Illustrarion )
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 750 gm
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About the Author

Author of Medieval India, the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Rule in India, Modern Indian History, History of Modern India (1919-1982, Vols. I and II, History of India up to 1526. India since 1526, Advanced History of India. A History of India in Three Parts. Ancient, Medieval and Modern India, History of the Nationalist Movement in India. Leader of the Nationalist Movement, History of Modern Europe Since 1189 History of Great Britain England Since 1485, England Since 1688, constitutional History of India. International Relations since 1900. International Law, The Constitution of India, Political Theory, Select Modern Governments, Recent Political. Thought, Biographies of Chief Justice Gajendragadicar, Chief Justice K. Sat,, Rao and Chief Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, Jurisprudence and Local Theory, Constitutional Law of India etc. etc.

Preface to the Thirteenth Edition

I take this opportune of thanking the readers for giving me the encouragement to undertake the revision of the book. I shall acknowledge edge with gratitude their suggestion - It gives me great pleasure to place the new edition of the book in the hands of the esteemed readers, In the preparation of this new edition, I have taken great pains. The first Chapter dealing with historical writings on India, geographical features of India, effect of geography on the history of India and the fundamental unity of India has been completely re-written. The chapter on the Dravidians has also been re-written with a lot of new information. The Chapter on the Hardpan Culture has been re-written completely and brought up to date. The latest information on the subject has been included. The chapters on the Maryann Administration Culture and Civilization during the Mauryan Age, Social, Religious, Economic and Cultural Conditions in Post- Mauryan Times, Social and Cultural Conditions of Northern India between 650 and 1000 A.D. and Republics in Ancient India, have been re-arranged and put in their proper places. I have added in. this edition Social Economic and Religious Condition’s in the Gupta Age. The Chapters on the Contribution of South India to Indian Culture and the Sangam Age have been re-written. I have no doubt that the readers will find a lot of freshness in this new edition.

I take this opportunity of thanking the readers for giving me the encouragement to undertake the revision of the book. I shall acknowledge with gratitude their suggestions.


I. Introduction l-15
II. Sources 16-35
III. The Pre-Historic People 36-40
IV. Pre-Hilton Races and Oilstones in India 41-53
V The Harappa Culture 54-95
VI.The Aryans 96-104
VII.The Vedic literature 105-114
VIII.Rigvedic India 115-136
IX.Later Vedic Civilisation 137-142
X .The Age of the Sutras 143-146
XI. The Epic Age 147-156
XII.The Age of the Dharam Sastras 157-161
XIII.The Caste System 162-170
XIVJainism 171-177
XV.Buddhism 178-201
XVI.Ancient Indian Polity 202-229
XVII.Condition of Northern India from 6th to 4th Century B.C 230-241
XVIII. The Rise of Magadha 242-253
XIX. India ansi Persia 254-259
XX. Alexander’s Invasion of India 260-269
XXI. Ghandragupta Maurya and Bindusara 270-293
XXII. Asoka 294-314
XXIII. The Mauryan Administration 315-326
XXIV. Culture and Civilisation during tbe Manryan Age 327-359
XXV. The Sungas and Kanvas 360-372
XXVI. Social, Religious, Economc and Cultural Conditions in Post-Mauryan Times (187 B.C. to 320 A.D.)373-390
XXVII. The Satavahanas Andbras 391-402
XXVIII. The BactnIan Gseeks in Inch 403-414
XXIX. The Sakas and Pahiavas 415-424
XXX. Rise and Fall of the Kushana Fmpsre 425-454
XXXI. India and the Western World 455-461
XXXII. The Nagas 462-465
XXXIII. The Gupta Empire 466-523
XXXIV. India During the Gupta Age 524-579
XXXV. Ajanta, Eliom, Amravati and Narjunakonda 580-585
XXXVI. The Vakatakas 586-593
XXXVII.The Maitrakas and the Maukharis 594-599
XXXVIII. Harsha.Vardbafla and His Tines 600-628
XXXIXNorthern India After Harsha 629-654
XLSocial and Cultural Gonditions of Northern India (650-1000 A.D) 655-675
XLI. The Rashtrakutas 676-689
XLII. The Chalukyas 690-702
XLIII. The Pallavas 703-714
XLIV. The Cholas 715-737
XLV The Tripartite Smiggle for Supeemacy 738-747
XLVI The Pandyas748-751
XLVIII. Greater India752-778
XLVIII. Buddhis Art 779-794
XLIX. The Sangam Age 795-820
L. Constitution of South India to Indian Cakwe 821-828
LI. Republics in Ancient India 829-845
Appendix A—Modem Historians of Ancient India 846-849
Chronological Tables 850-54
Index 855-860
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