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Delhi: Ancient History

Upinder Singh (Editor)
Synopsis Not many people know that the busy and bustling capital city of Delhi and its surroundings have long past, going back thousands of years. Prehistoric stone tools have surfaced here and many ancient remains have been found, sometimes accidentally by farmers tilling their fields, and at other times by archaeologists carrying out systematic excavations. A mound one passes everyday or a narrow strip of stream tells a story of ancient times. Centuries of history coexist with metro stations and plus cars. The reading sin this book give us glimpses of the lives of people who lived over the centuries in the Delhi area, and how these details are pieced together by historians. It brings into focus the importance of the historian’s method and the sources of information found in ancient texts, archaeology and even legends and folklore, sometimes hanging on the thread of a slender historical fact. This collection of essays has been put together by a teacher for students of history, but will also be of enormous value to a larger number of other interested readers.
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About the author

Upinder Singh

Upendra Singh teaches ancient history at St Stephen’s College, Delhi. She is the author of Kings, Brahmanas and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study, AD 300-1147 (1994); Ancient Delhi (1999); and a book for children, Mystereis of the Past: Archaeological Sites in India (2002). Her scholarly articles have appeared in World Archaeology, The Indian Economic and Social History Review, The Indian Historical Review, Man and Environment, and South Asian Studies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Delhi: Ancient History
Author Upinder Singh
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788187358299
length xxiv+227p., Tables; Notes; References; Maps; Index; 22cm.
Subjects History