This is a comprehensive, intelligible and interesting portrait of Ancient Indian History and Civilization from a national historical point of view. The work is divided into three broad divisions of the natural course of cultural development in Ancient India: (1) From the prehistoric age to 600 B.C., (2) From 600 B.C. to 300 A.D., (3) From 300 A.D. to 1200 A.D. The work describes the political, economic, religious and cultural conditions of the country, the expansionist activities, the colonisation schemes of her rulers in the Far East. Political theories and administrative organizations are also discussed but more stress has been laid on the religious, literary and cultural aspects of Ancient India. The book is of a more advanced type. It would meet the needs not only of general readers but also of earnest students who require a thorough grasp of the essential facts and features before taking up specialized study in any branch of the subject. It would also fulfil requirements of the candidates for competitive examinations in which Ancient Indian History and culture is a prescribed subject.
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ancient India Aryans ascended the throne Asoka belonged Bengal Bhoja Brahmanas brother Buddha Buddhist capital caste century A.D. Chahamanas Chalukya king Chandellas Chandragupta chief Chola coins conquered conquest culture death Deccan defeated District dominions dynasty Eastern emperor expedition famous feudatory flourished Gangas Gariga Greek Gujarat Gupta empire Gurjaras Harsha Hindu Hiuen Tsang Hoysalas hymns important Indian history inscriptions invaded invasion Jaina Kalachuris Kalinga Kambuja Kanauj Kashmir kingdom known Kosala Krishna Kshatriyas Kushanas large number later Lichchhavis literature Magadha Mahmud Malava Malwa Maurya military minister Muslim Northern India Orissa Pala Pallavas Pandya Panjab Paramara period political Pratihara Prithviraja probably Rashtrakuta record referred regarded region reign religion religious Rigveda royal ruled ruler Saka Samhita Samudragupta Sanskrit sects Sindhu Skandagupta Somesvara South India succeeded success successor Sultan supremacy Tamil temples territories texts tion Upanishads Vedas Vedic victory Vikramaditya village Western whole Yadavas Yasovarman