Social and Cultural History of Ancient India

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Concept Publishing Company, 1998 - Civilization, Hindu - 192 pages
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This Book Shows How The Culture Of India Emerged As A Result Religio-Spiritual Thinking Of The Indian Seers And Saints. Discussing The Ethnic Composition And Foreign Elements In Indian History, It Provides A Deep Insight In To The Four Asramas Brahmacharya, Grihasthya, Vanaprastha And Sanyasa. Also It Takes A Close Look At Marriage, Sex Relations, Status Of Women, Spirituality, Religion, Philosophy, Language, Literature, Art And Living Conditions Of The People.
 

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Contents

List of Plates
10
Pronunciation of Sanskrit
11
Introduction
13
Ethnic Composition and Foreign Elements in Indian History
21
Ancient Indian Society
32
BrahmacharyaAsrama and Education in Ancient India
54
GarhasthyAsrama Vanaprastha and Sannyasa
68
Marriage Sex Relations and Status of Women
87
Spirituality Religion and Philosophy
102
Language and Literature
128
Art
150
Living Conditions of the People
172
Conclusion
182
Bibliography
184
Index
187
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