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India, the ancient past : a history of the Indian sub-continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200 /

by Avari, Burjor
Published by : Routledge, (London :) Physical details: xviii, 284 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780415356152 (hbk.); 0415356156 (hbk.); 9780415356169 (pbk.); 0415356164 (pbk.).
Subject(s): India -- History -- To 1500.
Year: 2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-278) and index.

Introduction -- From Africa to Mehrgarh : the early pre-history of India -- The Harappan Civilisation -- The Indo-Aryans in the Vedic Age -- Formative centuries of the pre-Mauryan era -- The paradox of Mauryan imperialism -- Diffusion and dynamism after the Mauryas -- Stability and change under the imperial Guptas -- The post-Gupta era and the rise of the south -- Regionalism and feudalism : Rajput, Pala and Rashtrakuta kingdoms -- Chola domination in the south and Turco-Afghan plunder in the north -- Afterword : India post-AD 1200.