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    A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India 1st Edition 1st Edition (English, Paperback, Upinder Singh)

    A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India 1st Edition 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Upinder Singh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pearson India
    • ISBN: 9788131716779, 8131716775
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2009
    • Pages: 704
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    Description

    The book is a visually rich text on the ancient and medieval history of India.

    Summary Of The Book

    Written by an expert on the ancient history of India, the book provides a comprehensive overview of India through ancient and early medieval times. It explores the time period from the Stone Age to the 12th century AD, taking into consideration both archaeological findings, as well as, literary descriptions of those times. It begins by exploring the most ancient times of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic ages, eventually progressing to the Harappan civilization and then to the Magadha and Mauryan empire of early medieval times.

    Key socio-cultural issues of each era have been discussed in great detail and all prevalent points of views are examined on significant contentious issues. The descriptions are accompanied with beautiful colour pictures of archaeological findings, historical maps, and drawings. Though written essentially for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in history, the book would be found equally stimulating by the general reader interested in learning about ancient Indian history.

    Salient Features

    • Extensive use of visuals in full colour—over 350 photographs, maps, and sketches
    • Pedagogically developed boxes on key concepts, primary sources, further discussion of specific issues, recent discoveries and new directions in research
    • Extensive cross-referencing of themes and concepts
    • A glossary of important terms
    • Detailed references and lists of further readings

    About the Author

    Upinder Singh is a professor of history at Delhi University. She is the daughter of the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

    She has written a number of books on Indian history including Rethinking Early Medieval India: A Reader, Ancient India: New Research, and Ancient Delhi. She has also written numerous articles and journals on various aspects of Indian history.

    Her research work is primarily focused on the study of ancient and medieval India. Her works explore various socio-cultural aspects of that time period, covering its religions, communities, and classes.

    She did her MA and M.Phil. in History from Delhi University and received her Ph.D. in History from McGill University, Canada. She was a lecturer at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, for over two decades. She also served briefly as a visiting professor at University of Leuven, Belgium. She was awarded the Infosys Award for Social Sciences in History in 2009.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2009
    • Table of Contents
      • Introduction: Ideas of the Early Indian Past

        1. Understanding Literary and Archaeological Sources
        2. Hunter-Gatherers of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Ages
        3. The Transition to Food Production: Neolithic, Neolithic–Chalcolithic, and Chalcolithic Villages, c. 7000–2000 BCE
        4. The Harappan Civilization, c. 2600–1900 BCE
        5. Cultural Transitions: Images from Texts and Archaeology, c. 2000–600 BCE
        6. Cities, Kings, and Renunciants: North India, c. 600–300 BCE
        7. Power and Piety: The Maurya Empire, c. 324–187 BCE
        8. Interaction and Innovation, c. 200 BCE–300 CE
        9. Aesthetics and Empire, c. 300–600 CE
        10. Emerging Regional Configurations, c. 600–1200 CE
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Upinder Singh
    University Books Details
    • Degree/Diploma
      • B.A
    • Specialization
      • B.A(History)
    • Subject
      • Culture and Religion, Political History of Early India
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    A MUST HAVE BOOK FOR ANCIENT HISTORY LOVERS

    A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India BY UPINDER SINGH IS A MUST HAVE FOR HISTORY LOVERS WHO LOVES ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY. A GREAT BOOK WITH NICE PICTURES & QUOTATIONS, EVERYTHING DISCUSSED BRIEFLY.
    aND SECOND OF ALL I RECIEVED IT WITHIN 36 HOURS.GREAT WORK FLIPKART
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    Arka Saha

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    REALLY NICE APPROACH

    NICE BOOK.....THOUGH LENGHTY.....IF UR PREPARING FOR HISTORY AS MAINS FOR UPSC U VL NOT NEED ANYTHING IN ANCIENT AND EARLY MEDIEVAL APART FROM THIS BOOK....MAPS R AWESOME....GOOD WORK
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    NEBHANI CHIRAG

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    Must have for anyone interested in History!

    It's a well researched book with very lucid and varied content. Author explores everything from various angles. And its a very colorful and vibrant book so it keeps you hooked, it doesn't get boring so it can be read by students with non-history background very easily.
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    Renu Dahiya

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    26 Nov, 2014

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    Author, Publisher and content themself speek everything

    A history of Ancient and Early medieval India by Upinder Singh, i lost this book in my second year so i again buy it this cost me 234 against its MRP of 600. Flipcart cares for Students. Nice initiative but only for one time. But not bad ... discount of 500 on purchase of 750 too much worth it.
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    ANSHUMAN MATHUR

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    17 Sep, 2014

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    A treat for any student of history

    If only more history books were written this way, with clarity in the writer's mind about what can be left out. Although it may appear as a text meant only for those with serious academic interests, a few dozen pages later, one is sure that its a book worth recommending to anyone interested in knowing about our cultural roots. The chapters on the Mauryan Empire are such a concise summary that saves the common reader from going through volumes that have been written by other authors. One gets ...
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    Ranjit Pawar

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    11 Oct, 2012

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    Scholarly written

    Not only from CSE point of view, but also from a general perspective its a great read. Author has written the book with immense passion and interest. Hats off madam. We are forever indebted to you for this magnum opus.
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    Suresh Nandigam

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    Excellent Reference Text...

    This humongous work is an excellent reference for Ancient Indian History. It reads like a novel and accompanying photographs makes the learning process very enriching. I bought it, read it like a story book and finished it in 3 days straight.

    Excellent source material for IAS history optional. You would not need any other book for the map question on Ancient India. The maps in this book are that good!!! The analysis given in chapter 9 or for that matter in the entire book is beyond belief. B...
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    Bitan Chakraborty

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    2 Jul, 2013

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    Giant Size Book, Size can make you crazy. Best Book for upse.........

    I ordered the book, got on 4th day. When I received, i thought there has been some kind of error on seeing the size and weight.... The I thought must have got 2 books or something like that. And when i opened, i was amazed. Its a very large book.... Dimensions are not given in summary by flipkart. So I'll tell you that...
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    About the book, its a treasure of knowledge. And not just history, it also gives a lot of general knowledge. I loved history from childhood, But i never knew the name ...
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    Harshavardhan Sakate

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    21 Jan, 2013

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    Recommended Book for Upsc Aspirants

    This book is recommended for all UPSC Aspirants whose optional is history. Book is very well written , a lot of archaeological data and new research, maps ,photographs and figures make this book sufficient enough for the ancient to early medieval Indian period.
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    Aditya Thakur

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    1 Nov, 2012

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    Good but nothing fancy

    Book is quite good but it's pages quality are not good of my expectations as i hv seen frnds book before placing order.We can't use neither pencil nor pen inorder to underline.And service of flipkart is best then any other .
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    Nandkishor Maurya

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