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Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture

Upendra Thakur (Author)
Synopsis The present work throws light on many intriguing aspects of the history and culture of India, which have not received comprehensive treatment atThe hands of the scholars so far. They deal with political, socio-economic architecture relative to different periods of our history. Some of the chapters beyond the frontiers of india and throw altogether a new light on some of the obscure problems regarding the origin and establishment of Indian settlements in Cambodia, Siam and other countries of South- East Asia about seventeen hundred years ago. The book for the first time tackles some of the very complicated problems of Indian history from every conceivable angle, and will serve as a guideline both for the Post-Graduate scholars and the advanced researchers in the field. A thoroughly original and documented work, the account is so graphic and scintillating and the style so penetrating that at times the reader would feel that he is reading a book on literature rather than on history. A very difficult task has been accomplished with quite ease and candour and there are hardly a few books like this on indian history, which are so interesting and absorbing.
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About the author

Upendra Thakur

Dr. Upendra Thakur (1928-1990) worked as Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian and Asian Studies (1969-1990) and as Head of the Department of Buddhist Studies (1984-90) at the Magadh University Bodhgaya and as Director, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda Pali Institute), Nalanda (No. 1988-Jan 1990). A widely traveled scholar, Professor Thakur visited Yugoslavia, West Germany, Italy, Austria, USSR, England and Egypt (1969); Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma (1972, 1977, 1979 & 1984); Australia (1979); Malaysia (1980); Japan and USA (1981); Sri Lanka (1982); Kathmandu (1981 & 1985); London and Hamburg (1981 & 1986) and other countries of the world in connection with lecture-tour, international conferences and seminars. He also presided over many seminars and conferences in India and abroad. Professor Thakur also worked as General Secretary of the Numismatic Society of India (NSI: 1977-82) and as Chief Editor of the JNSI (1983-1985). At the time of his sad demise in December, 1991, he was the Vice-President of the Bihar Research Society, Patna and Chief Editor of its Journal (JBRS); Chief Editor, Proc. IBBA, Tokyo-Bodhgaya; Chairman of the ‘International Board of Consultative Editors’. World of Buddhism (WB), Sri Lanka; Member, The Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographical Institute, USA, Member of the International known Explorers club of New York, USA and also recipient of the Akbar Silver Medal of the NSI. He was again honoured by the NSI along with other eminent historians of India in its Platinum session at patna (1987). He was also awarded the ‘Bharatiya Sanskriti Puraskara, by the Government of Bihar for his work Sahitya aura Sanskriti: Kucha Cintana (in Hindi). Professor Thakur published several books and more than 160 research papers including History of Mithila, History of Suicide in India, Studies in Jainism and Buddhism in Mithila, The Hunas in India Mints and Minting in India, Some Aspects of Ancient Indian History and Culture. Corruption in Ancient India, An Introduction to Homicide in India, On Karttikeya, Madhubani Painting, Some Aspects of Asian History & Culture, Indian Missionaries in the Land of Gold, Socio-economic Life in Early Medieval Mithila, Studies in Indian History, India and Japan: A Study in Interaction, and many other books in joint editorship (all in English), Sahitya aura Sanskriti: Kucha Cintana, Baudhadharma: Desa-Videsa and Mughala Kaltna Bharata (in Hindi) nd Mithila Ka Itihasa, Mithila Ka Lokakala O’ Silpakala and Mithila Ka Sarasvata Sadhana (in Maithili).

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Title Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1986
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170170181
length 200p.
Subjects History