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The contents of the book are as follows:

Chapter 1: THE STUDY OF INDIAN HISTORY.

Chapter 2: ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY WRITING.

  • Indian Tradition of History Writing – Early Foreigners Christian Missionaries and Enlightenment-Imperialist Historiography – Nationalist Approach – Marxist School of History – Multi-Disciplinary Approach.

Chapter 3: THE SOURCES OF ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY.

  • Literary Sources-Foreign Accounts-Archaeological Sources-Archaeological, Monuments, Excavations and Explorations.

Chapter 4: THE GEOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND OF INDIAN HISTORY.

  • The Himalayas-Indo-Gangetic-Brahmaputra Plain-The Deccan Plateau and Central India-Climate-The Geography of India as Described in Ancient Indian Literature-Influences of Geography on Indian History.

Chapter 5: THE STONE AGE CULTURES.

  • Introduction – Age of the Earth-Early Humans- Earliest Paleolithic Tools-Paleolithic Cultures-Mesolithic Culture-Prehistoric Rock Art.

Chapter 6: THE NEOLITHIC AGE: THE BEGINNING OF SETTLED LIFE.

Chapter 7: THE CHALCOLITHIC CULTURES OF INDIA.

  • Trade and Commerce-Religious Beliefs-Technology- . Copper Hoard Culture-OCP Culture.

Chapter 8: THE HARAPPAN CIVILIZATION.

  • Town Planning-Materials Used in Buildings-Types of Buildings-Public Buildings-Streets and Drains-Crafts and Industries-Trade and Commerce-Weights and Measures-Transport and Travel-Agriculture-Arts Script- Religion-Social Stratification and Political Setup Disposal of the Dead-Chronology-Decline-Late Harappan Cultures.

Chapter 9: THE VEDIC CIVILIZATION.

  • The Vedas – The Brahmanas-Aranyakas and Upanishads Authorship of the Vedic Literature-Age of RigVeda-RigVedic Geography-RigVedic States-Polity and Administration-Society-Education-Food and Drinks-Economic Life-Religion and Philosophy-The Question of the Aryan Invasion-Harappan Civilization and the RigVeda.

Chapter 10: THE LATER VEDIC AGE.

  • Geography and the New Political States-Polity and Administration-Social System-Economic Life-Education Religion and Philosophy-8cience and Technology.

Chapter 11: FRUITION OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY.

  • Vaisesika-Nyay-Samkhya- Yoga-Mimamsa-Vedanta.

Chapter 12: THE EVOLUTION OF JAINISM AND BUDDHISM.

  • Jainism-Buddhism.

Chapter 13: MAHAJANAPADAS TO NANDAS.

  • Mahajanapadas-The Rise of Magadha-Sisunaga-Nanda Dynasty-Foreign Invasions-Persian Conquest of Indian Borderland-Alexander’s Campaign-Alexander’s Retreat Impact of Alexander’s Campaign.

Chapter 14: THE MAURYAS.

  • Chandragupta Maurya-Bindusara-Ashoka-Kalinga War and Its Impact-Ashoka’s Dhamma-Ashoka’s Place in History-Decline of the Mauryan Empire-Polity and Administration-City Administration-Society and Culture- Economy-Art and Architecture.

Chapter 15: THE AGE OF SUNGAS AND SATVAHANAS.

  • The Meghavahanas of Kalinga-Some Tribal Republics Satavahanas of Deccan-The Epoch of Foreign Invaders- The Indo-Greeks-The Parthians-The Sakas-The Kushanas.

Chapter 16: THE EARLY HISTORY OF SOUTH INDIA.

  • The Megalithic Phase in South India-The Early History Cholas- Pandyas-Cheras.

Chapter 17: SOCIETY, ECONOMY AND CULTURE DURING THE SUNGAS AND THE SATVAHANAS.

  • Language and Literature-Sangam Literature-Social Conditions-Family Life-Religions-Buddhism-Jainism- Vedic Religion-Economic Condition-Art and Architecture Sculpture-Science and Technology-India and her relation with outside World.

Chapter 18: INDIA FROM THE GUPTAS TO HARSHA.

  • Emergence of the Guptas-Samudragupta Chandragupta II-Kumaragupta II-Skandagupta Decline of the Guptas-North India after the Guptas Harsha- Deccan and South India.

Chapter 19: SOCIETY, ECONOMY AND CULTURE FROM THE GUPTAS TO HARSHA.

  • Polity and Administration-Language and Literature Tamil Literature-Foreign Accounts-Economic Condition Religions- Buddhism-Jainism-Hinduism-Vaishnavism-Saivism- Art and Architecture-Sculptures-Paintings-:Science and Technology-Astronomy-Medicine Metallurgy.

Chapter 20: INDIA AFTER HARSHA.

  • Gurjara Pratiharas-Palas-Rashtrakutas Tripartite Struggle.

Chapter 21: THE HISTORY OF KAMARUPA.

Chapter 22: SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN THE POST HARSHA PERIOD.

  • Language and Literature-Society-Economic Life-Religion and Philosophy-Education-Art and Architecture.

Chapter 23: CULTURAL INTERACTIONS WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SOUTH EAST ASIA.

  • Central Asia and China-Sri Lanka-Myanmar-South East Asia-Art and Architecture.

GLOSSARY and BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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