Cultural History of India

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New Age International, Jan 1, 2005 - India - 628 pages
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Cultural History Of India Has Been Divided Into Three Parts To Discuss Various Aspects Of Development Of Indian Culture. It Talks About How Religions Such As The Vedic Religion, Buddhism, Jainism, Saivism And Vaisnavism Aimed At Securing Social Harmony, Moral Upliftment, And Inculcated A Sense Of Duty In The Individual. The Development Of Indian Art And Architecture Was A Creative Effort To Project Symbols Of Divine Reality As Conceived And Understood By The Collective Consciousness Of The People As A Whole. The Book Also Focuses On Social Intuitions, Educational Systems And Economic Organisation In Ancient India. Finally, The Book Discusses The Dietary System Of Indians From Pre-Historic Times To C. 1200 A.D. The Basis For Inclusion Of Food And Drinks In The Book On Indian Culture Is That Ancient Indians Believed That Food Not Only Kept An Individual Healthy, But Was Also Responsible For His Mental Make Up.According To The Author, It Is Of Utmost Importance That The Present Generation Imbibe Those Elements Of Indian Culture Which Have Kept India Vital And Going Through Its Long And Continuous History .Cultural History Of India Is An Extremely Useful Journal On Indian History And Culture For All Readers, Both In India And Abroad. It Is Therefore A Must-Read For All Interested In Indias Proud Past, Which Forms The Eternal Bed-Rock Of Its Fateful Present And Glorious Future. It Is An Academic Book Very Useful For Student Of History Aspiring For I.A.S.
  

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Contents

Geographical and Cultural Background
3
Unity in Diversity
11
Foundations of Indian Culture
20
Sariskrt Literature During the Gupta Age
33
Chapter Impact of Islam on Indian Culture
39
Kabir Nanaka and Chaitanya
48
Renaissance in the Nineteenth Century Ram Mohan Roy
57
British Impact and the Rise of Indian Nationalism
65
The Doctrine of Three Rnas
233
Asramas
234
Origin and Development of Varna System
243
The Caste System and the Mixed Castes
246
Chaptertf Theories about the Orgin of the Caste System
258
Importance of Caste System in the Past
260
Slavery in Ancient India
262
hapter 11 Position of Women in Hindu Society
269

The Composite Culture of India
74
SECTIONII
81
Religious Beliefs of the Harappan People
89
Buddhism
104
Saivism
113
Vaisnavism
119
Future of Religion
127
His Contribution to Buddhism Art and Culture
140
The Art of India
147
The Mauryan Art
152
Art in the PostMauryan Period
157
Cnipta Art
165
Art in the Early Medieval Period
173
Art in the Sultanate Period
194
Art in the Mughal Period
200
Art in the Modern Period
212
SECTION I
221
Sources for the Study of Social Institutions
223
Dharma and Social Institutions
226
The Purusarthas
231
Family
279
Marriage
290
Samskaras in the Calukya Royal Families in the 12th Century A D
302
Mercantile Community in the Early Medieval Period
307
Social Conditions in Kajasthan and Western India in the Early Medieval Period
313
SECTION II
321
System of Education in Brahmanical Society
323
System of Education in the Buddhist Monasteries
336
Centres of Education
338
Food and Drinks in Ancient India
435
Food and Drinks in the Vedic Period
457
Appendix A
468
Food and Drinks 300 B C to 75 A D 495
497
Food and Drinks 75 A D to 300 A D
514
Food and Drinks c 300 A D to c 750 A D
529
Food and Drinks c 750 A D to c 1200 A D
545
Conclusion
559
Food and Drinks in the 16th century as gleaned from the works of Hindi
565
Food in Indian Culture in the PreMaurya Period
576
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