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Perspectives on Indian History, Historiography, and Philosophy of History

 
G.P. Singh (Author)
Synopsis The volume is a collection of papers on certain aspects of Indian history, historiography and culture. The papers are fundamental, insightful and path-breaking to some extent. Combining literary, archaeological, scientific and other perspectives, they cover a range of subjects stretching from ancient to modern India. The volume deals with the Greek historians, the Indian epic and Puranic tradition of historiography, colonial and cultural expansion of the Aryans, the early history of north-west India, society, trade and commerce in ancient India, economic, political and cultural contacts of India with other part of Asia in ancient and medieval periods, and the 1857 War of Independence in India. It takes up some very interesting and new subjects like role of Brahmanas in the anti-Alexander movement in north-west India and the concept of national integration in ancient India. It explores the sources of history of Uttar Pradesh and the antiquity of Ayodhya and historicity of Rama in an interesting study.

The volume will be of immense use to historians and scholars of philosophy.
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About the author

G.P. Singh

Dr. G.P. Singh, Professor of History at the University of Manipur, Imphal, has been involved in research on different aspects of ancient Indian history for over three decades. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London in January 1989. He has authored many papers on his specialized subject which have been featured in reputed national and international journals. He has been recently nominated a member of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. His works include: The Kiratas in Ancient India: A Historical Study of their Life, Culture and Civilisation; Political Thought in Ancient India; Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology; Facets of Ancient Indian History and Culture: New Perception; and Ancient Indian Historiography, have won the acclaim of scholars in the field. In 1989, Dr. Singh was elected the Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London . He has been recently nominated a member of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Perspectives on Indian History, Historiography, and Philosophy of History
Author G.P. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.10.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 8124604878, 9788124604878
length xvi+342p., Index; 23cm.