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The Visnu Purana: Social, Economic and Religious Aspects

 
Thakur Harendra Dayal (Author)
Synopsis Visnu Purana is another extant Purana. The work commences with the date and the place of the comdilation of the Visnu Purana. This is followed by a thorough discussion of the social life prevailing at that time. Economic life is discussed in detail including Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Labour, Professions, Transport, Coinage, Trade, Flora and Fauna. The work concludes with the study of Religious life of the time in its various aspect. In the Appendix, list of rivers, mountains, tribes, towns and countries of Bharata Varsa as found in the Visnu Purana are given. The importance of this work by a veteran scholar is further enhanced by the addition of Photographs and line drawing.
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Thakur Harendra Dayal

Born on the first Jan., 1938, in Palamau distt. of Bihar, Dr. Thakur Harendra Dayal Sinha obtained his Master Degree in Ancient Indian History and Culture securing first position in first class from the University of Patna in the year 1959. He joined the University of Patna as a Junior Research Fellow in the year 1963 and was awarded Ph.D. degree for his work on The Vishnu Purana in 1970. The deep passion of research in him made him to work for the book Ancient Culture of India for which the University of Bhagalpur conferred upon him D. Litt. Degree.

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Title The Visnu Purana: Social, Economic and Religious Aspects
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1983
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175741236
length xxi+306p., Plates; Index; 26cm.