Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient Indian is a comprehensive book for students of history and polity. The book comprises of different views on the origin and nature of the state in ancient India. In addition, the book also includes the stages and processes of state formation, examines the caste system and shows how religion and rituals were brought in the service of the rulers. This book is essential for students specializing in the history of ancient and medieval India.
About Ram Sharan Sharma
Ram Sharan Sharma was an eminent historian of Ancient and early Medieval India. He was a professor at Patna University, Delhi University and the University of Toronto and was also a Senior Fellow at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Dr. Sharma is also the founding Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research.