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Social and Cultural Life in Ancient India

K Krishna Murthy (Author)
Synopsis These selective research papers, build up in retrospect a picturesque panorama of the social life led by the people of ancient India. This book discusses forts, town planning, etc., divulging their ancient constructional ways. Equally brilliant are the subjects like festivals, horticulture, surgery, dice play, etc. In the chapter on festivals, the various ancient festivals are highlighted, some of which have survived even to this day. Similarly, another interesting topic is the ancient pottery with its technical and literary exemplifications.
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About the author

K Krishna Murthy

Prof. Dr. K. Krishna Murthy, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., FRAS (London), a distinguished archaeologist, and art-historian was born IN 1930 IN Andhra Pradesh. He obtained (Hons.) and M.A. degree from the Andhra University, Waltair, and his Ph.D. and D.Litt. degrees from the Nagpur University, Nagpur. He was elected as fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, Ireland (FRAS) in 1972 and member of RAI and RAA in 1985. He was associated with the Archaeological Survey of India for complete 34 years. He was formerly a Professor of History and Indian Culture in Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashantinilayam and was its Dean, Faculty of Arts of Sometime. A Scholar of eminence and a prolific writer, he has authored about twenty books and hundreds of research papers in various journals of repute both in India and abroad. His devoted and unflinching love for Buddhism kept him tagged in to the excavation of the famous Buddhist site like Nagarjunakonda Salihundam, Kalingapatnam, Amaravati to mention a few. His specialization in Buddhism resulted in bringing out authentic works on various aspects of Buddhism on such as iconography, art, architecture, religious philosophy reflecting his wonted scholarship and sensitivity in the field. His forte has been the material Culture of Ancient India in its several epochs on which he has brought out a series of Excellent treatises. His deputation to Sri Lanka under Indo-Sri Lanka Cultural exchange programme in 1978 enriched his longings in Buddhistic studies in greater indepth.

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Bibliographic information

Title Social and Cultural Life in Ancient India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1982
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175741252
length xv+180, 13 Figures; 4 Plates; Index; 26cm.
Subjects History