Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
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.
.
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
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Ancient > Education in Ancient India
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Education in Ancient India
Education in Ancient India
Description

From the Jacket

She is study of education in ancient India focuses chiefly on over two hundred years: AD 319-550, of the reign of Imperial Guptas, which has been variantly described as the Golden Age, Periclean Age, or even the Age of Hindu Renaissance. It was a time when literature, arts and sciences flourished in a degree beyond the ordinary, these achievements are inconceivable without a well-evolved system of education.

With its theme like education covering such a large period of time the book traverses a terrain so far little charted. It is indisputably a work of painstaking research trying, as it does, to retrieve educational set-up of classical Indian from an astonishing mass of contemporary sources, including notably (a) Puranas like Markandeya, Matsa, Vayu, Visnu and Visnudharmottra; (b) Smrti texts like Vyasa-smrti, Harita-samhita, and Pitamaha smrti; (c) literary classics of Kalidasa, Visakhadatta, kumaradasa and others; (d) Jaina and Buddhist works of scholars like Vasubandhu and Dinnage; (e) Astronomical scientific treatises of Aryabhata and others; (f) Foreign travelers narratives; and (g) Other miscellaneous writings on grammar, linguistics and polity-besides inscriptional and numismatic material.

Notwithstanding the ethical-cum-religious overtones of ancient Indian education, the schools and universities taught Sanskrit, literature, arts, sciences, philosophy, laws and even rituals. In conclusion, the author demonstrates how the educational system of the Imperial Guptas, in certain ways, anticipated some of the fundamental theories given by great modern educationists.

A useful work for anyone involved with education; whether as a historian, a professional or a scholar.

About the Author

Mitali Chatterjee is Jadavpur university PhD holding in addition master degrees in Sanskrit and library and information Science, a bachelor degree in education, and proficiency in German and Hindi languages. Currently, she is Library In-charge with the Asiatic Society Calcutta.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface v
  Abbreviations xi
1 India in the Gupta Age: Writing and Revision of Sanskrit Works during this Period 1
2 Education in the Purana and Smrti Literature 11
3 Education in Sanskrit Kavyas, Dramas and Some other Minor Works 117
4 Education in Buddhist and Jaina Literature: Chinese Travellers' accounts 161
5 Education as is known from Sanskrit Inscription 229
6 Conclusion: General trend of Education in Gupta India and its legacy in the Educational System prevalent in Modern Age 247
  Glossary 262
  Bibliography 275
  Index 285

Sample Pages

















Education in Ancient India

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IDD107
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1999
ISBN:
8124601135
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
303
Price:
$31.00
Discounted:
$24.80   Shipping Free
You Save:
$6.20 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Education in Ancient India
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 8550 times since 27th Jun, 2016

From the Jacket

She is study of education in ancient India focuses chiefly on over two hundred years: AD 319-550, of the reign of Imperial Guptas, which has been variantly described as the Golden Age, Periclean Age, or even the Age of Hindu Renaissance. It was a time when literature, arts and sciences flourished in a degree beyond the ordinary, these achievements are inconceivable without a well-evolved system of education.

With its theme like education covering such a large period of time the book traverses a terrain so far little charted. It is indisputably a work of painstaking research trying, as it does, to retrieve educational set-up of classical Indian from an astonishing mass of contemporary sources, including notably (a) Puranas like Markandeya, Matsa, Vayu, Visnu and Visnudharmottra; (b) Smrti texts like Vyasa-smrti, Harita-samhita, and Pitamaha smrti; (c) literary classics of Kalidasa, Visakhadatta, kumaradasa and others; (d) Jaina and Buddhist works of scholars like Vasubandhu and Dinnage; (e) Astronomical scientific treatises of Aryabhata and others; (f) Foreign travelers narratives; and (g) Other miscellaneous writings on grammar, linguistics and polity-besides inscriptional and numismatic material.

Notwithstanding the ethical-cum-religious overtones of ancient Indian education, the schools and universities taught Sanskrit, literature, arts, sciences, philosophy, laws and even rituals. In conclusion, the author demonstrates how the educational system of the Imperial Guptas, in certain ways, anticipated some of the fundamental theories given by great modern educationists.

A useful work for anyone involved with education; whether as a historian, a professional or a scholar.

About the Author

Mitali Chatterjee is Jadavpur university PhD holding in addition master degrees in Sanskrit and library and information Science, a bachelor degree in education, and proficiency in German and Hindi languages. Currently, she is Library In-charge with the Asiatic Society Calcutta.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface v
  Abbreviations xi
1 India in the Gupta Age: Writing and Revision of Sanskrit Works during this Period 1
2 Education in the Purana and Smrti Literature 11
3 Education in Sanskrit Kavyas, Dramas and Some other Minor Works 117
4 Education in Buddhist and Jaina Literature: Chinese Travellers' accounts 161
5 Education as is known from Sanskrit Inscription 229
6 Conclusion: General trend of Education in Gupta India and its legacy in the Educational System prevalent in Modern Age 247
  Glossary 262
  Bibliography 275
  Index 285

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Education in Ancient India (History | Books)

History of Indian Education
Item Code: NAJ119
$67.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Exploring Asia-Pacific: Collection of Essays on Education
Deal 20% Off
by Dr. Lipi Ghosh
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Maha Bodhi Book Agency
Item Code: NAM738
$16.00$12.80
You save: $3.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Arts Education (Resource Book for Teachers)
Item Code: NAI211
$21.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Basic Education of The Body
Item Code: NAL816
$16.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Music Therapy in Management, Education and Administration
Item Code: IHD014
$23.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Islamic Education In India and Nadvat Ul-‘Ulama’
Deal 20% Off
by Dr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Kitab Bhavan
Item Code: NAH180
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thanks very much. I found your company website better than the amazon store. Much better selection and better prices, thanks! I plan to purchase again in the future.
Stephanie, USA
Thank you for all of your beautiful products. Blessings to you ... Namasté ... Martha
Martha, USA
I received the Nataraj sculpture today and it is beautiful! Thank you so much for packing it so carefully and shipping so quickly! 
Emiko, USA
Thank you for shipping the book. Appreciate your website and ease of use.
Sivaprasad, USA
Nice website--clear, easy to use, no glitches.
M. Brice
Thank you for providing great stuff during such a crazy time. Have a great day!
Ben
Thank you so much for creating abundance for many people in their growth and understanding of themselves and our world. Your site has offers many resources in growing and learning spiritually, physically, and also mentally. It is much needed in our world today, and I thank you.
M. Altman, USA
The book intended for my neighbour has arrived in the netherlands, very pleased to do business with India :)
Erik, Netherlands
Thank you for selling such useful items.   Much love.
Daniel, USA
I have beeen using this website for along time n i got book which I ordered n im getting fully benefited. And I recomend others to visit this wesite n do shopping thanks.
Leela, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India