Age of the Nandas and Mauryas

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Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1988 - Art - 439 pages
The present work deals with the period c. 400-185 B.C. which saw grat changes in the political, economic and artistic life of India. Alexander, Chandragputa, Chanakya and Asoka dominate the period. We get vivid pictures of the outstanding events of the period--as of Alexander's conquests and their influence on the cultural life of India, of the fusion of Brahma-Ksatra in the early Mauryan rule after the overthrow of the Nandas and of the rule of Asoka and his successors.The work consists of eleven chapters contributed by eminent historians. The reader would find the chapters on Mauryan Polity, Industry, Art, Religion, Language, and Literature very interesting and instructive.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Prof K A Nilakanta Sastri
5
Regions beyond the Magadhan Empire cece
26
CHAPTER II
46
Taxila
52
After Jhelum
64
Republican tribes
70
Exploration and return to Babylon
76
Scylax
82
Name 2000G
208
Other edicts
213
Khotan
220
Yuktas
226
Asokas Dharma
233
The Successors of Asoka
243
CHAPTER VII
249
CHAPTER VIII
259

Greek Ambassadors
91
Legends
100
Philosophers
106
Deposits
112
Women in the Palace covece
119
Chandragupta
132
Bindusāra
165
CHAPTER V
171
King not owner of land
177
Finance
183
Review
189
CHAPTER VI
202
CHAPTER IX
285
The ascetic movement
294
Buddhism
300
Language
309
Brah
325
CHAPTER XI
343
Sociohistorical Background
349
Columns
362
Animal Figures
370
Cave Architecture
385
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