|Statement||by Meadows Taylor.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xix, 884 p. :|
|Number of Pages||884|
Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link) http Author: Meadows Taylor. This book gives an authoritative, up-to-date, and compendious account of the history, institutions and culture of India from the earliest times to the advent of the Moslem period. It is based on all available materials--literary, epigraphic, and numismatic--and is written in a most elegant, sober, and lucid style. The author brings to bear upon his task not only profound scholarship and /5(4). The present book is a substantially modified and enlarged version of my Ancient India: An Introductory Outline, first published in It has since had nine reprints in English and eight in Hindi as well as a Chinese edition ().The survival of the book for more . The earliest imprints of human activities in India go back to the Paleolithic Age, roughly between , and , B.C. Stone implements and cave paintings from this period have been discovered in many parts of the South Asia. Evidence of domestication of animals, the adoption of agriculture, permanent village settlements, and wheel-turned pottery dating from the middle of the .
The detailed phases of Indian history are mentioned below: Ancient India. Period: Prehistoric to AD There were activities of Homo erectus in the Indian subcontinent 20 lakh years ago and of Homo sapiens si BC. The first inhabitants of Indian subcontinent might have been tribal-like: Nagas in North-East; Santhals in East-India. The Kuru kingdom was the first state-level society of the Vedic period, corresponding to the beginning of the Iron Age in northwestern India, around – BCE, as well as with the composition of the Atharvaveda (the first Indian text to mention iron, as śyāma ayas, literally "black metal"). Within a single lifetime, people in India historically had little social mobility. They had to strive for virtue during their present lives in order to attain a higher station their next time around. In this system, a particular soul's new form depends upon the virtuousness of its previous behavior. A gurukula or gurukulam (Sanskrit: गुरुकुल, romanized: gurukula) was a type of spiritual education system in ancient India with shishya ('students' or 'disciples') living near or with the spiritual guru, in the same house. The guru-shishya tradition is a sacred one in Hinduism and appears in other religious groups in India, such as Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
The textbook meant for class vi students entitled India and the World which provides the initial introduction to human history is a good example of this tendency. The chapter on world civilizations is titled ‘non-Indian civilizations’, which suggests India as the point of . books based on votes: India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha, The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal. Ancient India. The History of India begins with the Indus Valley Civilization and the coming of the Aryans. These two phases are generally described as the pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. The earliest literary source that sheds light on India's past is the Rig Veda. The book deals with events which merit consideration in a general survey of the history of the country, and it remains, as far as it is possible to make it, a connected and consecutive account from the earliest times down to the present day. ( views) India, Old and New by Sir Valentine Chirol - Macmillan and Co., Early 20th Century.