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A History of Ancient India | For UPSC and State Civil Services Examinations | First Edition | By Pearson

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  • ISBN13:9789353438371
  • ISBN10:9353438373
  • Exam:UPSC
  • Publisher:Pearson Education
  • Language:English
  • Author:Ajeet Jha
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Year:2019
  • Pages:499
  • Edition Details:1
  • SUPC: SDL519107731

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Designed for the students of Union Civil Services and State Public Service Examinations, this book covers the complete syllabus of Ancient Indian History. The content of this book has been conceived and conceptualized as per the recent trends in the examination pattern.

The topics pertaining to Ancient Indian History are presented in a simple and logical manner. To make the entire process of learning and revising easy, the book brings to you easy tips to write answers along with their cross-references within the chapters. This book skillfully narrates the journey of Ancient India from its palaeolithic (Stone) age of hunters and food gatherers to early medieval age symbolizing the rise of Bhakti sect. Divided into 12 Chapters, the book excavates on Harappan civilization, provides an account of Vedic Period, gives an insight on Buddhism and Jainism and their preachings, and describes the glory and magnificence of Maurya and Gupta period, at length.


-Answers to the Selected Questions are depicted diagrammatically or in a tabular format

-Includes Previous Years’ Questions (Main) along with the Approaches to write the answers

-Reading Map to guide aspirants on how to take a right approach while preparing for the examination

-Ample Photographs, Tables and Figures to provide conceptual clarity on the subject

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Understanding Ancient Indian Sources

Chapter 2. Prehistoric Cultures in India

Chapter 3. Indus Civilization

Chapter 4. The Aryans and The Vedic Age

Chapter 5. The State Formation and The Rise of Heterodox Sects (600 bce–400 bce)

Chapter 6. Mauryan Age: The First Empire (300 bce–200 bce)

Chapter 7. Contact with the Outside World: The Post-Mauryan Period

Chapter 8. The Gupta and Post-Gupta Periods

Chapter 9. Developments in Ancient South India: The Sangam Age and the Megalithic Cultures

Chapter 10. Education in Ancient India

Chapter 11. Society, Religion, Art and Architecture: An Overview

Chapter 12. Early Medieval India (750 ce–1200 ce)

About the Author

Ajeet Jha is an Assistant Professor in History at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He obtained his

Post-Graduate and PhD degree from the Department of History, University of Delhi. Dr Jha has been a dedicated teacher in addition to his relentlessly pursued research, which resulted in publication of his articles in reputed journals and proceedings. He has recently co-authored a book, titled Changing Complexions of Delhi: A Study of Jhuggi-Jhopadi Clusters and Cultural Transition, which was a part of Delhi University Innovation Project.

His other areas of interest include Religion, Regional History and Culture.

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