India: An Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Paperback | October 1, 2009

byDilip K. Chakrabarti

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An increased pace in archaeological research in recent decades has yielded a construction of the history of prehistoric and early historic India primarily in terms of archaeology. This book charts the flow of India's grassroots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversitiesfrom its Palaeolithic beginnings to c AD 300 when early historic India assumed its basic form. The book reconstructs the historical development of human-natural resource interaction in the subcontinent in a lucid style with maps, illustrations, and tables. This second edition contains a new afterword, which discusses all new ideas and discoveries in Indian Archaeology between 1998 and 2008.Written by an expert on Indian archaeology, this book would be indispensable for students and specialists of archaeology and early South Asian history.

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An increased pace in archaeological research in recent decades has yielded a construction of the history of prehistoric and early historic India primarily in terms of archaeology. This book charts the flow of India's grassroots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversitiesfrom its Palaeolithic beginnings to c AD 300 wh...

Dilip K. Chakrabarti is Emeritus Professor of South Asian Archaeology and Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198064128

ISBN - 13:9780198064121

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. The Paleolithic Context3. The Mesolithic Horizon and Associated Rock Art4. The Growth of Villages: From Baluchistan to Haryana and Gujarat5. The Indus or Harappan Civilization6. Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Iron-bearing Cultures beyond the Harappan Distribution Zone7. The Archaeological Foundations of Early Historic India8. Some General Issues Part III: Marriage and the LawAfterwordNotesBibliographyIndex