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Social Life in Ancient India (800 B.C.-183 B.C.)

Swaswati Das (Author)
Synopsis the study of the social life of the people of Ancient India is a subject of great importance and interest to the students of history and civilization. Several researches have been done to portray the social life in Ancient India and many papers have also been published. But, so far, no comprehensive study has been taken to highlight the social aspects of the Indian life of the period under review. The book is the coordinated, collected and comprehensive account of the social aspects of ancient Indian life of the period from 800 B.C. to 183 B.C. Relevant data and information have been arranged systematically and new interpretations attempted. The research study conducted by the author the report of which has formed the basis of this book, relied as sources, on literary and epigraphic evidences, besides the archaeological and numismatic, sociological and anthropological materials, both Indian and Foreign. The book has been divided into two parts. The first part is ranging from Post-Vedic till Pre-Maurya period. The second part reflects the social life of India during the Maurya period. The book deals with the social life of the people during the period under study in various aspects, such as family life, position of women in the household, caste system, professions, systems of education, seats of learning, food habits, costumes, cosmetics, jewelleries, hobbies and recreations, prevailing system of slavery, public economy, social evils etc. The book is a treasurer for libraries, historians, academicians and students of history.
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About the author

Swaswati Das

Dr. Swaswati Das (born in West Bengal: 1959) is the Lecturer in History, P.D. womens Colleges, Jalpaiguri. She is M.A. in History, and Doctor of Philosophy (Art), of the Jadavpur University. Dr Swaswati Das has several research papers to her credit, which have been published. As delegate to national and international seminars she has had many opportunities to have deliberations and fruitful exchanges on the subject of history.

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Title Social Life in Ancient India (800 B.C.-183 B.C.)
Author Swaswati Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170187591
length xxiv+236p., Plates; Bibliography; Index; 22cm
Subjects History