Ancient India: New Research

Paperback | July 1, 2010

EditorUpinder Singh, Nayanjot Lahiri

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This volume brings together new writings on different aspects of ancient Indian history like gender, archaeology, religion, landscapes, and literature. The contributors, mostly bright young scholars come from fields like history, archaeology, literary studies, and anthropology. They underlineimportant methodological advances in the interpretation of literary and archaeological sources and in raising new and creative historical questions. Together they generate a unique, fresh dialogue, discussion and debate among scholars working within the field of ancient Indian history. Theintroduction written by Upinder Singh and Nayanjot Lahiri not only surveys the new writings but also raises important questions confronting ancient Indian history today. This book will be of immense interest to scholars, teachers, and students of ancient and early medieval history, archaeology, and anthropology.

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This volume brings together new writings on different aspects of ancient Indian history like gender, archaeology, religion, landscapes, and literature. The contributors, mostly bright young scholars come from fields like history, archaeology, literary studies, and anthropology. They underlineimportant methodological advances in the int...

Upinder Singh is Professor at the Department of History in the University of Delhi. Nayanjot Lahiri is an archaeologist and Professor at the Department of History in the University of Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Upinder Singh and Nayanjot Lahiri: Introduction1. Sanjukta Datta: Artefacts and Antiquities in Bengal: Some Perspectives Within an Emerging Non-official Sphere2. Mudit Trivedi: On the Surface Things Appear to be...: Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Delhi Ridge3. Shibani Bose: Human-plant Interactions in the Middle Gangetic Plains, from the Mesolithic up to c. Third Century bc: An Archaeobotanical Perspective4. Uthara Suvrathan: Landscapes of Life and Death: Considering the Region of Vidarbha5. Meera Vishvanathan: Of Death and Fertility: Landscapes and Heroism in Ancient South India6. Susan Verma Mishra: Religious Coexistence in Gujarat (ad Second/Third Century to Eighth Century)7. Shivani Agarwal: Terracottas from Mathura and Ahicchatra: An Archaeological Study (400 bc to ad Seventh/Eighth Century)8. Shonaleeka Kaul: Pleasure and Culture: Reading Urban Behaviour through Kavya Archetypes9. Devika Rangachari: Gender Relations in Early Medieval KashmirContributors Note