Item Code: IDG509
Author: Aparna Chattopadhyay
Publisher: Dr. Aparna Chattopadhyay
Language: English
Edition: 1993
Pages: 351
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
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About the Book :

The Kathasaritsagara has been classed with the tow great epics of India by world-renowned indologists and sanskritists. Since the Kathasaritsagara, a text of the 11th c. AD, is based on the Brhatkatha, a work of the 1st c. AD, there was a problem regarding the period of the Indian society depicted in it. The author has proved that the Kathasaritsagara depicts the society of early medieval India, that is, the post-Gupta and pre-Muslim period of Indian history. A rich field for the study of the socio-cultural history of India, the Kathasaritsagara has been thoroughly explored by the author.

About the Author

Dr. Aparna Chattopadhyay has been carrying on research in unbroken continuity since her college days, and has more than 200 published papers. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1966. She worked in Banaras Hindu University for 29 years as a Lecturer and as a Reader.


Preface (v)
Chapter I :Caste System1
Chapter II :Education 42
Chapter III :Marriage (Part I)78
Chapter IV :Marriage (Part II)107
Chapter V :Position of Women(Part I)124
Chapter VI : Position of Women(Part II)170
Chapter VII :food and drinks194
Chapter VIII :Dress and Ornaments 215
Chapter IX:Pastimes and Festivals231
Chapter X :Economic Condition248
Chapter XI :Religious Life 265
Chapter XII:Art287
Bibliography 300
Appendix 312
Errata and Addenda 315

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