A Sourcebook of Indian Civilization
Niharranjan Ray, Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya
Orient Blackswan, 2000 - History - 673 pages
A Sourcebook of Indian Civilization aims at familiarising its readers with the various aspects that go into the making of the history of Indian civilisation. The arrangement of the material in the chapters and selections conform to a rationally conceived and planned scheme of history. The contents of the book presents an extensive view of Indian life and thought.
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ancient animals archaeological Arikamedu Aśoka Bengal Bodhisattva Brahmā Brahman Brähmana brick Buddha Buddhist Calcutta called caste cent century A.D. colour copper culture Deccan deity Delhi district early historical early medieval earth east eastern edicts elephants excavated feet flakes flowers four fruit Ganga valley ghee gods gold Gujarat handaxe Harappan Harappan civilization Himalayas ibid India Indian history Indra Indus inhabitants inscriptions iron Jaina king Ksatriya land language large number layer live lord Maurya Maurya empire megalithic Mehrgarh merchants microlithic mountains neolithic op.cit Pallava Pātaliputra period phase political population pottery Prakrit rainfall rampart regions religious rice river royal ruler sacrifice Sanskrit Sectional Note sherds side soul South India stone structure Sub-type subcontinent Südra temple terracotta texts thee thou towns trade trans trees urban centres Vaiśya Vedic village wall western worship Yavanas