A Journey through India's Past

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Authored By : Mauli Mani Chandra

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

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A Journey through India's Past

Summary of the Book

 

The book presents the history of our great nation from the earliest times to the 7th century AD when the last of the Hindu emperors, Harshavardhana, ruled over a major part of India. The author has presented the chequered history in a brief manner, and with meticulous regard to authenticity of facts. He has deftly touched upon differing views on controversial matters pinpointing the most likely scenario in an objective manner.

 

The book meets the long-felt need of a nationalist, yet independent, appraisal of our past in a concise manner. It avoids the preconceived notions of foreign historians and their blind followers, at the same time without attempting undue glorification of the past.

The book is certainly a laudable attempt to bring our glorious heritage alive!

Book Content

Contents

Introduction
  1. The Early Aryans
  2. The Aryan Expansion
  3. The Epic Age
  4. The Mahajanapadas and Dawn of Buddhism and Jainism
  5. The Early Foreign Invasions
  6. The Mauryan Dynasty
  7. The Rise of Shunga and Kanva Dynasties and Brahmanical Revival
  8. The Chain of Fresh Foreign Invasions
  9. The Satavahanas and Chedis
  10. The Kushana Dynasty and the Pre-Gupta Era
  11. The Rule of the Imperial Guptas
  12. The Vakataka Dynasty
  13. The Golden Era of Indian History
  14. The Age of Fragmentation - Pre-Harsha Period
  15. The Vardhana Dynasty and Harshavardhana - the last Hindu Emperor
Appendix I : Indo-Aryans in the Middle East
Appendix II : The Evolution of Buddhist Sculpture in India and Brahmanical Influence on the Same
 
Glossary of Sanskrit, Pali etc. Words
Bibliography
Chronology of Major Events
Index

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