A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century Paperback – 2009 by Upinder Singh

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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9788131716779
  • ISBN-13: 978-8131716779
  • ASIN: 8131716775
  • Package Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.7 x 4 cm
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A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India’ is the great book written by Upinder Singh, A great historian. ‘A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India’ is the most complete textbook yet for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book describes the original sources such as ancient texts, artefacts, inscriptions and coins. You will find excellent illustration of how historians compare history on their basis.

It conveys the clear and balanced clarification of ideas and historical debates enables students to separately evaluate evidence, arguments and theories. This classic allows the booklover to imagine and appreciate the rich and diverse relics of India’s ancient past, transforming the method of discovering that past into an thrilling experience.

About the author:

Upinder Singh is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Delhi. She taught history at St. Stephen¿s College, Delhi, from 1981 until 2004, after which she joined the faculty of the Department of History at the University of Delhi. Professor Singh¿s wide range of research interests and expertise include the analysis of ancient and early medieval inscriptions; social and economic history; religious institutions and patronage; history of archaeology; and modern history of ancient monuments. Her research papers have been published in various national and international journals. Her published books include: Kings, Brahmanas, and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study (AD 300¿1147) (1994); Ancient Delhi (1999; 2nd edn., 2006); a book for children, Mysteries of the Past: Archaeological Sites in India (2002); The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology (2004); and Delhi: Ancient History (edited, 2006).

Table of Content

Introduction: Ideas of the Early Indian Past

  1. Understanding Literary and Archaeological Sources
  2. Hunter-Gatherers of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Ages
  3. The Transition to Food Production: Neolithic, Neolithic–Chalcolithic, and Chalcolithic Villages, c. 7000–2000 BCE
  4. The Harappan Civilization, c. 2600–1900 BCE
  5. Cultural Transitions: Images from Texts and Archaeology, c. 2000–600 BCE
  6. Cities, Kings, and Renunciants: North India, c. 600–300 BCE
  7. Power and Piety: The Maurya Empire, c. 324–187 BCE
  8. Interaction and Innovation, c. 200 BCE–300 CE
  9. Aesthetics and Empire, c. 300–600 CE
  10. Emerging Regional Configurations, c. 600–1200 CE

Salient Features

  • Extensive use of visuals in full colour—over 350 photographs, maps, and sketches
  • Pedagogically developed boxes on key concepts, primary sources, further discussion of specific issues, recent discoveries and new directions in research
  • Extensive cross-referencing of themes and concepts
  • A glossary of important terms
  • Detailed references and lists of further readings

Additional information

Weight 1.500 kg
Dimensions 29 × 21 × 3.5 cm

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