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Kiratas in Ancient India

 
G.P. Singh (Author)
Synopsis This is a pioneering in-depth study of the life and culture of the Kiratas from the prehistoric age down to the end of the twentieth century A.D. The author has exhaustively dealt with their origin, antiquity, identification and expansion within the geographical limits of ancient Bharatavarsa and colonization of different parts of the country. It covers their primitive life and culture, social and, economic condition, policy, administration, religion, philosophy, art, language, literature, and cultural contacts with different Aryan and non-Aryan social groups. The Kirata habitats in janapadas in the epics and Puranic texts, their kingdoms, principalities, urban culture, subjugation by the contemporary rulers, dynastic rule in northern India and Nepal, the role in every period of Indian history, based on a large number of rare sources have received extensive and deep attention of the researcher-author. The analysis of the subject is subtle and penetrating. The author has brought to light several valuable facets relating to the subject concerned. The work is based on interdisciplinary research. The author has critically examined the relevance of historical, anthropological and linguistic data. The work is of immense academic value not only for historians but also for anthropologists and linguists.
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About the author

G.P. Singh

Dr. G.P. Singh, Professor of History at the University of Manipur, Imphal, has been involved in research on different aspects of ancient Indian history for over three decades. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London in January 1989. He has authored many papers on his specialized subject which have been featured in reputed national and international journals. He has been recently nominated a member of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. His works include: The Kiratas in Ancient India: A Historical Study of their Life, Culture and Civilisation; Political Thought in Ancient India; Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology; Facets of Ancient Indian History and Culture: New Perception; and Ancient Indian Historiography, have won the acclaim of scholars in the field. In 1989, Dr. Singh was elected the Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London . He has been recently nominated a member of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Kiratas in Ancient India
Author G.P. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121203295
length xxxii+506p., References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History