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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Book name:India’s ancient Past
Author:Ram Sharan Sharma
Chapter 1
The Indian history is a vast area indeed which needs to be thoroughly explored. The author in this first section gives a thorough of the significance of the study of India’s glorious past, in order to anticipate the nature of the problems hindering the nations growth.
India is a vast country ,hence many cultures have cradled in its holy land .the author vivifies the different cultures in india .starting from how did the name india evolve from the ancient aryavarta ,after a dominant tribe the Aryans.the linguistical differences caused due to the varied cultures ,therefore giving a rich literature to the country’s diversities.
This chapter gives
This chapter also focuses upon the relevance of the past to the present. The less


The Significance of Ancient Indian History
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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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