Famines in ancient India: a study of agro-economy from prehistoric to early historic period
A novel study of a very complicated subject, the author has analyzed the archaeological data in ecological contexts. The volume is based on an extensive study of archaeological reports. This book is an essential reading for scholars and experts dealing in the concerned area.
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