Sources of Indian Tradition

Author: Stephen N. Hay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140154610

Category: India

Page: 547

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Since 1958 Sources Of Indian Tradition Has Been One Of The Most Important And Widely Used Texts On Civilization In South Asia (Now The Nation-States Of Indian, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, And Nepal). It Has Helped Generations Of Students And Lay Readers Understand How Leading Thinkers There Have Looked At Life, The Traditions Of Their Ancestors, And The World They Lived In. This Second Edition Has Been Extensively Revised, With Much New Material Added. Introductory Essays Explain The Particular Setting In Which These Thinkers Have Expressed Their Ideas About Religious, Social, Political, And Economic Questions. Brief Summaries Precede Each Passage From Their Writings Or Sayings. The Traditions Represented Include Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam And Sikhism. The Book Includes A Chronology Of Indian History From 3000 Bc To Ad 1858.

Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510926

Category: History

Page: 1128

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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510926

Category: History

Page: 1128

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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

A Brief History of India

Author: Alain Daniélou

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777942

Category: History

Page: 384

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Daniélou's powerful rebuttal to the conventional view of India's history, which calls for a massive reevaluation of the history of humanity • Explores historical occurrences from each major time period starting with the first appearance of man 30,000 years ago • Couples the clarity and perspective of an outsider with the unique and specific knowledge of an insider • By the internationally recognized Hindu scholar and translator of The Complete Kama Sutra (200,000 copies sold) Alain Daniélou approaches the history of India from a new perspective--as a sympathetic outsider, yet one who understands the deepest workings of the culture. Because the history of India covers such a long span of time, rather than try to create an exhaustive chronology of dates and events, Daniélou instead focuses on enduring institutions that remain constant despite the ephemeral historical events that occur. His selections, synthesis, and narration create a thoroughly engaging and readable journey through time, with a level of detail and comprehensiveness that is truly a marvel. Because of the continuity of its civilization, its unique social system, and the tremendous diversity of cultures, races, languages, and religions that exist in its vast territory, India is like a history museum. Its diverse groups maintained their separate identities and never fully supplanted the culture and knowledge of their predecessors. Even today one may encounter in India primitive Stone Age people whose technology has remained at what is considered prehistoric levels. Thus Daniélou's examination of India reveals not only the diversity and historical events and trends of that country, but also the history of all mankind. Through Daniélou's history of India we learn from whence we came, what we have discovered over the years in the fields of science, arts, technology, social structures, religions, and philosophical concepts, and what the future may hold for us.

Great Literature of the Eastern World

The Major Works of Prose, Poetry and Drama from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Middle East

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 554

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Provides information on ancient classics, as well as modern novels, drama, poetry, and prose, and includes facts about authors, themes, and style

The Republic of India

the development of its laws and constitution

Author: Alan Gledhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 309

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Great Thinkers of the Eastern World

The Major Thinkers and the Philosophical and Religious Classics of China, India, Japan, Korea, and the World of Islam

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

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Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world

Ancient Pakistan - An Archaeological History

Volume II: A Prelude to Civilization

Author: Mukhtar Ahmed

Publisher: Amazon

ISBN: 1495941302

Category: History

Page: 500

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This book is the second volume of a much larger project, Ancient Pakistan - An Archaelogical History, which deals with the prehistory of Pakistan from the Stone Age to the end of the Indus Civilization ca. 1500 BC. This particular volume, A Prelude to Civilization, is concerned with the beginning of agriculture, sedentary living and the emergence of village farming communities in the Greater Indus Valley, leaving the reader at the threshold of the Harappan Civilization. The material is generously illustrated with a large number of maps, tables, drawings, and photographs. A comprehensive bibliography is provided for those who want to dig deeper into the subject.

A Concise History of Modern India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf,Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026490

Category: History

Page: 326

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The third edition of the Metcalfs' classic history of India charts developments across the last twenty years.

Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143027980

Category: Asia

Page: 416

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Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. Very excitingâ¦his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive. John Leonard in The New York Times His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West's skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society âEdward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition¦The breadth of reading [is] astonishing. Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.Observer Exciting¦for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review Beautifully patterned and passionately argued. Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society

Unquiet Pasts

Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity

Author: Stephanie Koerner,Ian Russell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754675488

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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Bringing together such thinkers as Ulrich Beck, Bruno Latour, Michael Redclift and Ted Benton, this important book discusses critical themes in the development of archaeology as a discipline. In doing so, it shows how archaeological discourse can contribute towards engaging and understanding current dilemmas and how archaeology as a responsibly exercised, reflexive and localised practice can play a part in building our commonly shared and experienced world.