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Map 1.1 Physical geography and sacred cities
Extract 1.1 The use of hyperbole in praise of India
Extract 1.2 Sacred geography in the Hindu imagination
Extract 1.4 An example of tampering with historical evidence
Extract 2.1 The African origins of human beings
Extract 2.2 Major crop types: native or foreign?
Map 3.1 Mature Harappan sites and post-Harappan zones
Extract 3.1 The claim of the Indus Civilisation being a Vedic Civilisation
Extract 3.3 The Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro
Map 4.1 India in the Vedic Age
Extract 4.1 Pertinent Sanskrit/Avestan equivalents of some random words
Extract 4.3 Description of Ayodhya in the Ramayana
Extract 4.4 Verses from two well-known hymns of the
Extract 4.5 An early example of dissent against the idea of Vedic sacrifice
Map 5.1 Regions and states in ancient India
Map 5.2 Marathon march of Alexander the Great
Extract 5.1 Two accounts of Alexander’s conduct at Taxila
Extract 5.2 Gandhi’s comment on animal sacrifices
Extract 5.3 Buddhist emphasis on character rather than birth
6 The paradox of Mauryan imperialism
Extract 6.1 The question of dating and authorship of the
Extract 6.2 European ignorance of non-European geography
Extract 6.3 The early history of writing in the Indian sub-continent
7 Diffusion and dynamism after the Mauryas
Map 7.1 Post-Mauryan kingdoms
Extract 7.1 Wealth and morality as explained in
Extract 7.2 Four millennia of musical ancestry
Extract 7.3 Some simple advice regarding personal health
Extract 7.4 The Amaravati sculptures
8 Stability and change under the imperial Guptas
Extract 8.1 The Mandasor inscription of the silk-weavers
9 The post-Gupta era and the rise of the south
Map 9.1 Post-Gupta kingdoms and the southern states
Extract 9.1 Agricultural innovations in the Tamil country
Extract 9.2 An example of Shiva bhakti in Tamil religious literature
Map 10.1 The struggle for Kanauj among the three titans
Extract 10.1 The promotion of scholarship and scholarly exchanges
Map 11.1 Major Indian kingdoms of the eleventh and twelfth centuries
Map 11.2 Turco-Afghan intrusion into India
Glossary of Indic terms
Glossary of selected ancient Indic place-names
Bibliography
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The Ancient Past a History of the Indian Sub-Continent From c. 7000 BC to AD 1200

The Ancient Past a History of the Indian Sub-Continent From c. 7000 BC to AD 1200

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