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India - Historical Beginnings and the Concept of the Aryan
India - Historical Beginnings and the Concept of the Aryan

India - Historical Beginnings and the Concept of the Aryan

by Romila Thapar

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English

Publisher

National Book Trust

ISBN

9788123747798 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 201

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Hardcover

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Author: Romila Thapar
Shereen Ratnagar/Jonathan Mark Kenoyer
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 201
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123747798

Description

The four essays in this volume provide fresh insights into the beginnings of Indian history, once a straight forward story, now replete with complex and controversial arguments. Setting out the parameters of the problems involved, the essays look at four different aspects that have gone into the understanding of what is now called the Aryan and Aryan culture.

Unpacking a range of new evidence-archaeological, linguistic, anthropological and historical- the book also argues for a comparative study of various societies that co-existed during the period and their mutual interactions.

A major contribution to historiography, the book with essays by Romila Thapar, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Madhav M Deshpande and Shereen Ratnagar, familiarizes the reader with a broad spectrum of current scholarly discussions on the issue.

Contents

PREFACE

The Historiography of the Concept of Aryan
ROMILA THAPAR

Cultures and Societies of the Indus Tradition
JONATHAN MARK KENOYER

Aryan Origins - Brief History of Linguistic Arguments
MADHAV M DESHPANDE

Agro-pastoralism and the Migration of the Indo-Iranians
SHEREEN RATNAGAR

INDEX

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

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