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An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Ancient Indian History (2700 BC-1192 AD)

A.N. Kapoor (Editor) V.P. Gupta (Editor) Mohini Gupta (Editor)
Synopsis The present work An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Ancient India is the second publication under the ongoing series An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Indian History and Culture. It aims to be a handy reference manual for understanding the different aspects of Indian history and culture from the dawn of civilization to the year 1192 when the last Hindu ruler Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Muhammad Ghori at the second battle of Tarain. The book is divided into four sections. Section One deals with the history of India since early times. It deals with the geography of India, Indian Palaeolithic age, the ascendancy of the Magadha, campaigns, of Alexander, the Mauryan empire, and finally the history of northern India from AD 300 to 1200. The section provides a rapid survey of ancient Indian history and serves as a background. Section Two, the Dictionary contains about four hundred entries drawn from the diverse areas of ancient Indian history and culture such as administration, architecture, arts, battles, concepts, customs, dynasties, events, language, literature, movements, personalities, philosophy, politics, religion, science, scriptures, sects and sculpture. While Section Three describes major dates and events of ancient India, Section Four furnishes an exhaustive bibliography of more than two hundred titles covering the entire subject matter.
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About the authors

A.N. Kapoor

A.N. Kapoor After obtaining M.A., D.Phil, in English from Allahabad University, Dr. Kapoor taught English at Agra and Delhi Universities for over four decades and has edited, compiled and authored more than hundred titles including reference books, encyclopaedias and language dictionaries. His dictionary of geographical terms published in 1955 was the first work of its kind in Hindi. His comprehensive English-Hindi dictionary stands as the crowning work of the four decade long effort. The lexicon is considered a work of tremendous relevance for the entire gamut of bilingual activity, being undertaken in the country as almost all levels of our social system, educational institutions and government department.

V.P. Gupta

A former Professor at Delhi University, Chief Editor, Mecmillan India and Deputy Director, Institute of constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, V.P.Gupta is presently Secretary, Radha Kamal Mukerji Memorial Society. While he has been engaged in teaching, research and publishing activity for the last four decades, he has of late been concentrating on a study of Indian Freedom Movement, its ideas, events, personalities and forces which have laid the foundations of contemporary India along with all its triumphs and tragedies.

Mohini Gupta

A constant collaborator in the intellectual pursuits of her husband V.P. Gupta she is co-author in a number of his publications including an Encyclopaedia of History and Culture of Punjab, and biographical studies of Raja Rammohun Roy, Swami Dayaand Saraswati, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. A two-volume study of India since independence critically examines the triumphs and tragedies of Indian people during the last fifty five years. These books brought out in both the languages - English and Hindi - have been widely acclaimed as the harbinger of awareness about the ideals of our freedom struggle.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Ancient Indian History (2700 BC-1192 AD)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174872876
length xii+324p., Bibliography; 23cm.
Subjects History