India's Ancient Past

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - History - 387 pages
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Based on the extremely popular school text on Ancient India by Professor Sharma prepared by him years ago and subsequently revised, this volume also addresses a number of issues which have become current in discussion on Ancient India today, such as the Identity of the Aryan Culture, and Historical Construction. This is a volume meant for all those who want a masterly, lucid, yet eminently readable introduction to, and overview of, India's early history by one of the master-scholars of Indian history---be it students, tourists, or the interested lay reader.

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Traces the history of South Asia from the palaeolithic to the 7th century CE from a Marxist perspective. A detailed account of the continuous development of Indian society Read full review


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R. S. Sharma is Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of Patna. He is also the Founder Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research.

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