India-studies in the History of an Idea
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2005 - Religion - 270 pages
What India means may elicit different answers from people today. The answers that might have been given a thousand, two thousand, or three thousand years ago would have been possibly quite different. This volume explores how notions of India have grown: even as a geographical expression the notion (under whatever name) took time to form. Political factors and cultural diffusion both helped in the formation. Nor is the role of outsiders in looking at India as country with some identifiable features of custom, belief, and language, to be ignored. The different contributions in this volume bring out how the idea of India has changed as Indian civilization has developed and received various cultural streams. The contributors also essay the issue of India's transformation into a nation under the stresses generated by the colonial conquest, resistance and the influx of modern ideas. The volume closes with discussions how the future of the nation was conceived in the past and what message this has for the people of India today.
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Names for India in Ancient Indian Texts and Inscriptions
Hiuen Tsiangs India
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Alberuni's Aligarh Amir Khusrau Ancient Arab Arya Aryavarta Asia Aurangzeb Bengal Bernier Bharata Bharatavarsha Bombay Brahmanical British Buddha Buddhism Calcutta caste century Cera Christian coins colonial communal concept of India contemporary cooperatives cultural currency Delhi Derozio Deva temples Dilmun Dutch early East economic English Enki Eratosthenes French Gassendi geographical Greek Gujarat Hind Hindi Hindu Hiuen Tsiang Ibid idea of India important Indian society Indus inscription Irfan Habib Islam issue Jambudvipa Kerala Khan King land language large number Magan Medieval Meera Kosambi Megasthenes Meluhha mentioned merchants Mesopotamia monastery monetary monks mountains movement Mughal Empire Mukherjee Muslims nation nationalist op.cit Pandita Ramabai peasants perception period Persian political Punjab Rameshwari Nehru references reform region religion religious river role rulers Sanskrit Savarkar scholars silver social Strabo Stree Darpan stupas subcontinent Sultanate Surat Swami Tamil territory texts trade tradition translation women writings