A People's History of India 3: The Vedic Age by Irfan HabibA People's History of India 3: The Vedic Age by Irfan Habib

A People's History of India 3: The Vedic Age

byIrfan Habib, Vijay Thakur

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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The Vedic Age completes the first set of three monographs in the People's History of India series. It deals with the period c. 1500 to c. 700 bc, during which it sets the Rigveda and the subsequent Vedic corpus. It explores aspects of geography, migrations, technology, economy, society, religion, and philosophy. It draws on these texts to reconstruct the life of the ordinary people, with special attention paid to class as well as gender. In a separate chapter, the major regional cultures as revealed by archaeological evidence are carefully described. Much space is devoted to the coming of iron, for the dawn of the Iron Age - though not the Iron Age itself - lay within the period this volume studies. There are special notes on historical geography, the caste system (whose beginnings lay in this period) and the question of epic archaeology. A special feature of this monograph is the inclusion of seven substantive extracts from different sources, which should give the reader a taste of what these texts are like.

Irfan Habib, professor emeritus at the Aligarh Muslim University, is the author of The Agrarian System of Mughal India, 1556-1707 (1963; revised edition 1999), An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982), Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995), Medieval India: The Study of a Civilization (2007), Economic History of Med...
Title:A People's History of India 3: The Vedic AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pagesPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Tulika BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9382381716

ISBN - 13:9789382381716

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Habib and Thakur have drawn the most reasonable inferences about the origins of our civilization.