Historical Dictionary of Ancient India by Kumkum RoyHistorical Dictionary of Ancient India by Kumkum Roy

Historical Dictionary of Ancient India

byKumkum Roy

Hardcover | December 4, 2008

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India's history and culture is ancient and dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. Beginning with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India, the history of India is punctuated by constant integration with migrating peoples and with the diverse cultures that surround the country. Placed in the center of Asia, history in India is a crossroads of cultures from China to Europe, as well as the most significant Asian connection with the cultures of Africa. The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on rulers, bureaucrats, ancient societies, religion, gods, and philosophical ideas.
Kumkum Roy is professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Ancient IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.89 × 6.03 × 1.43 inPublished:December 4, 2008Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810853663

ISBN - 13:9780810853669

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A useful survey. ... Larger public libraries with strong Asian history collections will want to consider acquiring this title, as will academic libraries supporting Asian history and archaeology programs.