Overview for Urbanisation in Ancient India
The present study represents an attempt to probe into Urbanism in Ancient India from several points of view from the earliest time to the Twelfth century A.D. It points out that in spite of sharp different between attitude and aspiration, thought and feeling of city bred man and the inhabitants of a village, but both were interdependent and reciprocal supplementary. In the remaining chapters, it points out the role of iron in the development of city and city-buildings activity. It also presents a critical study of mercantile activities under different types of urban centers. Interesting interpretation of urban panels as depicted in Sanchi Art as well as the art of Bharhut, Amravati, Nagarjunakone, Bhaja, etc., has been made. International urban centers such as Puttans flocked by Sarthvahas, Dronimukha and Puttans visit by commercial migrates technically know as Samudravyavahari Sarthavahas has been made to explain their activities profusely. Apt and suitable illustration have been added to make the discussion trust worthy and reliable.
U.N. Roy (Author)
Dr. U.N. Roy has been an outstanding aluminum, a brilliant teacher and also a researcher of national and international repute. He was born at his ancestral village, Bankata (Gorakhapur) in a distinguished family of educationists, lawyers and adminstrators of this district. He continued his education at Gorakhapur up tp under-graduate stage. After passing his B.A. examination in the first division in 1949 he joined the university of Allahabad from where he passed the M.A. examination in History (Ancient Gr) in 1951 and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1957 on "Cities and City life in Ancient India" which was widely appreciated by a number of eminent scholars and renowed idologists. He was appointed subsequently Lecturer. ReaderProfessor, Professor and Head Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology at Allahabad University. Retired in 1989. Senior Research Fellow-1989 to 1991, Professor Emeritus, 1991 to 1993. Awards and distinctions-Mangala Prasad Paritoshika, Acharya Narendra Deo Puraskara, Honrik Vidya Bhushan Samman, Sahitya Vachaspati (Hons causa)D. Litt., Supervising Research for more than 53 Years. International Seminars, conferences in U.S.S.R. and U.S.A.