Title. Ancient India: an introductory outline /​ by D. N. Jha. Author. Jha, D. N. ( Dwijendra Narayan), Published. New Delhi: People’s Pub. House, Ancient India: an introductory outline / by D. N. Jha. Main Author: Jha, D. N. -. Language(s): English. Published: New Delhi: People’s Pub. House, Results 1 – 12 of 12 D.N. Jha. Ancient India in Historical Outline. EAN; Publisher: Manohar . Ancient India An Introductory Outline Dn Jha.

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The bathrooms were connected jua drains with sewers under the main streets. The prevalence of a fire cult at Lothal appears probable in the later phase, but there is nothing to indicate the use of temples. There is a logic involved and to understand that logic the presentation must be great and unique.

No wonder then that family. Rama, the hero of the Ramayana, came to be associated with it. Hard Bound 3 Paper Back 9. Neolithic people used tools and implements of polished stone; stone axes seem to have been quite popular as is evident from large numbers of them found in the hilly tracts of the country. It is likely that there took place other intertribal wars of this kind. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

SomeVedic texts show reverence to a female goddes but it was only after centuries of hibernation that she surfaced as thf supreme goddess during the early medieval period.

A group of huddled skeletons in one of the houses and the skeleton of a woman lying on the steps of a well may suggest that some of the inhabitants were captured and done to death by marauders.


The Yoga of Tibet. Abhishek Ranjan rated it it was amazing Nov 10, The possibility that the priests may have ruled in Harappa is precluded by the fact that no religious structures except the Great Bath have been found at any Harappan site; this is in contrast to the cities of Lower Mesopotamia where definite evidence of the priestly political authority is available.

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Parallels were drawn between Kautilya’s social and economic policies and wn social legislation of Bismarck. The theory of governance in the Arthashastra was to him like that of imperial Germany with which Britain was later at war.

AIL this does not mean a total disappearance of pastoralism, which continued to remain a reasonably prominent feature of life. It rightly end with ouyline comment that ‘far from Gupta’s reviving nationalism, nationalism revived the Gupta’s.

In fact, any idea of the political organization of the Harappans will remain highly speculative till their Script is deciphered. The Social Role of the Gita. Social inequalities were glossed over and Indian society was portrayed as a model of social harmony and peace.

Ancient India: in Historical Outline

Prominent among them are Ha, Aditi and Ushas. He is currently professor of history at the University of Delhi. Issues and Paradigms Delhi, and a number of articles published in Indian and foreign journals. The evidence for the use of bronze on any considerable scale being slight, there is no archaeological basis for the view that the early Aryan bronze- smiths were highly skilled or produced tools and weapons superior to those of the Harappans.

Archaeological material interpreted in conjunction with the literary texts provides a clue to the understanding of the major social and economic transformation in north-east India including eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the second half of the first millennium BC, which saw the penetration of the Vedic people into this region and the introduction of a new agricultural economy in the area.


Essays On Medival India. Ayurvedic Healing for Women. I In spite of all this, nationalist historians never made any serious attempt to evolve a scientific periodization of Indian history and continued to adhere to Mill’s chronological scheme.

It is a wonderful book for those who want to read and understand Ancient India. Their wives outlins called gnas collectively, which is reminiscent of group marriage prevalent among the Aryans at indiaa stage.

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This practice is ii sharp contrast to the subsequent practice of cremation. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? The invasion theory was first clearly expounded by an eminent British archaeologist who trained most of the first generation post- Independence professional Indian archaeologists, and remained more or less unchallenged in his lifetime. Meluha is generally understood to mean India, covering one arm.

Ancient India: in Historical Outline by D.N. Jha

The daughter was known as duhitri, milcher of the cow. This presents a contrast to the earlier period when he thrived on voluntary tribute and offerings.

Many of these are enumerated in the laterVedic literature.