Chronology of Ancient India

From the times of the Rigvedic King Divodasa to Chandragupta Maurya, with glimpses into the Political History of the Period

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ISBN : 8170207223

 

Author : S. Pradhan

 

Pages : 296 pp; Maps

 

Year of Publishing : 1996

 

Binding : Hardbound

 

Publisher : COSMO PUBLICATIONS

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This book provides and interesting foray into the undated history of ancient Vedic, Brahamanic and Puranic India. Based upon the author’s research into ancient Indian literature like the Purans, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Aranyakas, Upanisads etc, along with Buddhist, Pali and Jain evidences; this work provides the only attempt at historically authenticating what has generally been relegated to folk or mythical level. This includes providing the correct genealogies of the ancient Indian dynasties and putting events in a proper chronological order and to provide sequential dating to important events, such as the Mahabharata war. This work of remarkable scholarship has provided a critique of all existing works on the era and made reference to every know historical explanation. Taking a dynamic view of history, this book provides a most interesting as well as academically sound analytical description of the kingdoms, rulers, wars and major events of the ancient vedic civilization; quelling many doubts and resolving may debates. A most important book for all interested in ancient Indian history and a general background to the past of the subcontinent.

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