India's Ancient Past

India's Ancient Past (English, Paperback, Sharma R. S.)

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India's Ancient Past  (English, Paperback, Sharma R. S.)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: OUP India
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780195687859, 9780195687859
    • Edition: 2007
    • Pages: 320
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    Author Ram Sharan Sharma takes a look at the roots of the various religions, civilizations, and empires that grew in India in his book India’s Ancient Past. Kicking off with a discussion on history and its writing, the book covers the cultures that were in existence in ancient India.

    Summary Of The Book

    India’s Ancient Past is a comprehensive account of ancient Indian history. The author of the book explores the cultures and social formations that were prevalent in India from the very first human beings in India to the early Medieval period. Various geographical and linguistic backgrounds have been covered. Specific cultures like the Harappan Civilization, Neolithic, and Vedic periods have also been examined in detail by the author.

    India’s Ancient Past starts off with a chapter on ancient Indian history and its significance, which is preceded by a list of detailed maps that were in use during the time periods that have been covered in the book. In the following chapters, the book goes on to explore the stone age, as well as the Neolithic period. It was in the Neolithic period that people started producing food. Animal keeping had also started by then.

    Chalcolithic Cultures, along with the Harappan Civilization is highlighted in other sections of India’s Ancient Past. The author also discusses the Aryan culture in detail. The rise of religions like Jainism and Buddhism is explained by the author. Invasions by the Macedonians and the Iranians have also been highlighted. The following chapters go on to explain India’s contact with various Central Asian powers, the Gupta empire and its rise, as well as the developments that took place in the philosophical sphere.

    About Ram Sharan Sharma

    Ram Sharan Sharma was a renowned Indian historian whose work regarding ancient and medieval India was hugely appreciated, and is still respected till this day.

    Some of the author’s most well-known books are Light On Early Indian Society And Economy, Social Changes In Early Medieval India (Circa A.D.500-1200), Perspectives In Social And Economic History Of Early India, Looking For The Aryans, and Land Revenue In India: Historical Studies.

    Ram Sharan Sharma was born and brought up in a poor Brahmin family in Bihar. It was quite a tough job for his father to sponsor his education. The author spent his college life in Patna College, where he spent six years completing both his undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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    Book Details
    Imprint
    • OUP India
    Publication Year
    • 2007 September
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 22 mm
    Height
    • 215 mm
    Length
    • 140 mm
    Depth
    • 0.98 inch
    Weight
    • 472 gr
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    Wonderful

    Paper quality is so pure.. even a pencil can't be used on it.
    But excellent information on ancient Indian history., More elaborative than NCERT and lot advantageous for UPSC aspirants. A chapter a day will finish the book in a month at roughly an hr a day.. Revision is mandatory. Because it's Historyyyyy
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    Sunny Raj

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    Pretty good

    Delivery : Before expected date. (5 *)
    Packing : Safe. Came inside a small box, with plastic packing . (5*)
    Pages : kind of rough and yellowish still thick. I don't know if the book is an original copy or not. (4*)
    Print : Good. (5*)
    Seller : TrueComRetail.
    Suggestion : If you want to buy this book you can buy it from Flipkart. Page quality can't be trusted tho. (4*)
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    Pranshu Zeesa

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    Delightful

    simple and easy to understand his writing,But the binding of the book is too poor
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    Fabulous!

    best book for India's history .I am fan of this book.
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    Sarvjeet sharma Arya

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    Sep, 2018

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    Just okay

    Nice! Each and everything has been incorporated regarding our past. what attracts much is its fluent style in making you understand each topic. But, you should also make use of upinder singh history book as maps lack in this......
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    sumit teza

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    Good choice

    One of finest book available for basic ancient history
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    Dhiraj Kumar

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    Impressive delivery service, discernible and comprehensible material on ancient history

    I placed order on May 23, and collected my parcel on the 27th. Good packing and convenient product delivery.
    The book is, without doubt, a classic material on the ancient history of India with easy-to-search contents. Elaborating but comprehensible textbook with a number of interactive images for a reader. In a nut shell, a good experience.
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    Rajan Joshi

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    Jun, 2014

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    Good book but try to find old NCERT

    This was earlier an NCERT book for class 11th titled 'Ancient India'. I have studied that book and found it very amazing for an NCERT book, very precise, crisp and informative for IAS/PCS exam. Therefore, I thought that Mr. Sharma must have expanded his old content and we would find some new details. However, though the book is little updated, I found it a bit annoying that this book is of small size and I am reallyt sick of typical oxford paper quality and small typeface. It doesn't contain ...
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    OM%20PRATAP SINGH

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    Precise and Unbiased

    If you are looking for an unbiased account of India's ancient past, this is the right book for you. It might not be an
    engrossing narrative but serves the purpose well. Starting from the pre-historic times, the book covers all the major kingdoms and the cultural advances that Indian culture went through. Apart from the civilization activities that happened in the gangetic plains, the book has chapters that elucidate the south indian history too.

    As usual, flipkart service was impeccable. Go...
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    unni

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    Substandard quality

    Bough this book for Rs211 from UAREAD (Eco retail, Mahavir enclave, Delhi). Received the book after four days. The condition of this book is very poor having spoilt,torn and defected pages. Quality even worse than pirated or second hand books. Requested for replacement. Replacement got cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
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    Vishakh Ranjan

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:how many pages the book has
    A:The book has 384 pages apart from acknowledgement and contents.
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    Q:found it is 2011 edition,is it acceptable to read for the present syllabus???
    A:This is past , ancient past which never change book is very good for knowledge.....help to upsc aspirent
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    Q:is that 11 th class old ncert book ??
    A:There is no indication to this effect in the book.
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    Q:Is this book useful for W.B.CS exam?
    A:yes
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    Q:since i have to purchase both books modern history and ancient history and it is from same seller then why you are charging delivery charges separtely for both books???
    A:may be because of difference in weight !
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    Q:how is print and quality of paper? is it bright or dull paper?
    A:quality is good...
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    Q:can hindi version of this book is available
    A:yes. it's basically an old ncert book written by RS Sharma. So you can download old NCERT of ancient India (class 11th) in hindi from the internet
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    Q:in this new latest edition ?
    A:yes, this is.nothing much has changed since the last one.you would still get all the previous contents here in this book.Its extended version of the ancient history books of NCERT.
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    Q:Is this book in Marathi language?
    A:This is in English
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