From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in 1st Edition

From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in 1st Edition (English, Paperback, THAPAR ROMILA)

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From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, THAPAR ROMILA)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Oxford
    • ISBN: 9780195626759, 0195626753
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 1999
    • Pages: 188
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    This is an attempt to define Indian society in the crucial period of the mid-first millennium BC and in the seminal area of the Ganges Valley. It examines the major change from a lineage-based society to the establishment of state systems, and takes into account the emergence of a peasant economy and the process of urbanization.

    About The Author
    Romila Thapar holds the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress. She is also Professor Emeritus at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Professorial Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
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    Enjoyable even for a non history-student

    It is the first time I have read Romila Thapar and I have started believing that all must read her. An excellent book which shows Thapar's clear cut thought process (almost scientific, I must say); she draws from several references and sometimes uses her clever imagination to produce a work which is at once authoritative and accessible.
    If you are a non history-student like me, you could certainly enjoy having a glimpse of the methods of historians. Above all, this is a social history of a d...
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