The Ancient South Asian World

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 172 pages
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Introduces the history, civilization, and peoples of ancient South Asia and examines the legacy of this world on the contemporary cultures of the countries which make up South Asia today.
  

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Contents

CAST OF CHARACTERS
9
MAP OF THE ANCIENT SOUTH ASIAN WORLD
13
Beads in the Backyard
14
The Geography of South Asia
19
Early Humans and Stone Age Cultures
26
Neolithic Times
30
The Beginnings of Technologies and Trade
35
The First Cities of the Indus
41
Early Historic Cities
103
Chapter 16 WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE WHO NEEDS ENEMIES? The Beginnings of the Mauryan Empire
109
Science and Technology
116
War and Peace in the Time of Ashoka
121
The Cycle of Life
126
Chapter 20 WHOS IN CHARGE HERE ANYWAY? An Age of Religious and Political Confusion
132
Caste and Society
138
The Gupta Empire
143

The Birth of Writing
47
The Cities of the Indus
51
Arts and Crafts in the Indus Valley
58
Trade with the Near East
64
Decline and Change in the Late Harappan Period
72
Living by the Vedas
77
Epic Traditions
82
From Brahmanism to Early Hinduism
88
Buddhism and Jainism
96
Literature and Art of the Gupta Era
148
The Legacy of Ancient South Asia
155
TIMELINE
160
FURTHER READING
163
WEBSITES
165
INDEX
167
TEXT CREDITS
171
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Heuston teaches European history and recently received her MFA from Norwich University.

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