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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Oxford
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780195687859, 019568785X
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    Description

    India’s Ancient Past deals with a comprehensive historical account of early India. R.S Sharma guides the readers through the formation and evolution of Indian civilizations over time.

    Summary Of The Book

    The term history is generally associated with mundane and uninteresting recording of facts. Fortunately, R.S Sharma provides a radically vivid and captivating narrative through his work, India’s Ancient Past.

    This book deals specifically with the origin of various empires and religious cultures in the growing periods of India. It also charts the beginnings of different geographical, linguistic, and ecological phenomenon.

    Sharma also gives information regarding the cultures dominating in the Neolithic, Vedic periods and during the Harappan Civilization. The book provides insights about the rise of religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, and others along with the development of territorial states.

    Breaking away from the traditional factual recording seen in history, India’s Ancient Past provides an easy-to-comprehend reading structure as it deals with several topics such as urbanization, Varna system, commerce, science, and much more.

    Sharma also assesses the transition periods from Ancient to Medieval and the changes that occurred as a result.

    About R. S. Sharma

    Professor Ram Sharan Sharma was born on 26th November, 1919. He was a noted historian dealing with Ancient and Medieval India. He had also been associated with several academic institutions such as Delhi University, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and the University of Toronto. In 1975, he was the President of Indian History Congress.

    He is known for works such as Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India published in 2005, Looking for the Aryans published in 1995 and Indian Feudalism published in 2005.

    When it comes to Professor Sharma’s writing style, he has been known for his literary and epigraphic works where he demolishes several myths that deal with imperialism and colonialism in history. He has also banished the notions of cultural chauvinists and provided counter studies dealing the scientific evolution of Indian society.

    He was known for his humility and scholarly fervor and constantly strove to provide new dimensions within Indian history. Sharma is also the founding Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. He died on 21st August, 2011 and on his death a memorial function was held by the Indian Council of Historical Research wherein the famed Professor Bipan Chandra called Sharma the greatest historian of India.

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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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    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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    Worth every penny

    the product cover page has changed
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    Hardik Patel

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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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    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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    May, 2013

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    Genuine replacement for NCERT older edition Textbook By R.S.Sharma which is out of print

    The striking feature of this textbook is its highly unbiased presentation of the ancient past and the social evils present in those days. The topics were arranged in such a way that we will feel the flow as we munch the chapters one by one. Topics were linked from prehistoric times to end of Harsha Vardhana rule in India. Besides that it's a good book for civil's exam as every ruling dynasty was explained in depth and adequate detail. Every topic in this book is same as in the old NCERT with...
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    Harsha Vardhan Simma

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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:Is this book in Marathi language?
    A:This is in English
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