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Pre-Aryan India 1

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of the geographical environment of Pre-Aryan India. It then discusses the emergence of pastoralism and agriculture, this is followed by a look at the development ... More


The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores how the political history of ancient India has transpired in various geographical orbits, the definition of which has long bothered scholars. Contrary to widely held assumptions, ... More


India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Dilip Chakrabarti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The increased pace of archaeological research in recent decades has provided a connected account of the history of prehistoric and early historic India primarily on the basis of archaeology. This ... More


Evolution of agrourban cultures: II South and east Asia

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the Indus Valley region and China, where complex agro-urban cultures evolved at about the same time as in the Near East. Wheat and barley farming originated in the Kachhi ... More


The Indus Valley Civilization

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An examination is made of the relationship between the Indus Valley Civilization and Indo-Aryan origins, a topic that has received a tremendous amount of attention from Indian archaeologists and ... More


New Perspectives on the Mauryan and Kushana Periods

J. Mark Kenoyer

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The discoveries of this book do not seem to match the well-entrenched models that attribute the second period of urbanism to the late Northern Black Polished Ware period corresponding with the ... More


Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

David Gilmartin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Blood and Water is a history of the political and environmental transformation of the Indus basin as a result of the modern construction in the region of the world’s largest integrated irrigation ... More


Origins

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents an overview of the archaeology of a period known as the Deccan Chalcolithic. It begins by describing the origin and development of agrarian life in a semi-arid region of ... More


A Musk Road to China

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The maps of the Book of Curiosities demonstrate the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, and of the tenth-century Ismaʿili emirates in Sind, to the global ambitions of the Fatimid empire. The ... More


Harappan Culture: Bronze Age Urbanization in the Indus Valley

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The urban culture of the Bronze Age found in Harappa was a path-breaking discovery. No other Bronze Age civilization gave so much care to health and cleanliness as did the Harappan. The Indus people ... More


The First Orbits—the Dominance of the Gangetic India: Legendary Beginnings to c. 200 bc

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The period of the ‘sixteen Mahajanapadas’ around the period of the Buddha is said to mark the first distinct historical phase of the political history of ancient India. By the time India's political ... More


The Shift of the Focus to Orissa, the Deccan, and Malwa: c. 200 bc to c. ad 300

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

One of the most significant geopolitical orbits in the post-Maurya period was the Oxus to the Indus orbit, although it was not a monolithic one on the basis of the period's political history. ... More


Introduction

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with discussions of the importance of archaeological evidence in studying ancient India, and the development of archaeological research in the subcontinent — establishment of the ... More


The Growth of Villages: From Baluchistan to Haryana and Gujarat

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter outlines the archaeological evidence related to the growth of village occupation west of the Delhi-Aravalli-Cambay axis of Indian geography. The evidence shows growth of distinctly ... More


The Indus or Harappan Civilization

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Harappa and Mohenjodaro are both located in the Indus valley and because no site of this civilization was then known to exist outside the Indus valley, the civilization came to be called ‘the Indus ... More


‘Afterword’: Ideas and Discoveries in Indian Archaeology, 1998–2008

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter attempts to put into their proper contexts the recent developments in Indian archaeology since this book was written in 1997–8. It discusses the Hathnora fossil finds, early ... More


Reference to London

A.G. Noorani

in India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070689
eISBN:
9780199081202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on diplomatic exchanges regarding the so-called ‘no man's land’, which refers to a barren tract between the Chinese and Indian boundaries. It presents correspondence wherein ... More


Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan

Daniel Haines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190648664
eISBN:
9780190686529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648664.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Indus Waters Treaty is considered a key example of India–Pakistan cooperation, but less has been said about its critical influence on state-making in both countries. This book reveals the ... More


The Vedic World View

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The longing for conflict-free and harmonious living is both an ancient and a continuing human aspiration. Multiplicity of tribes and beliefs has been a special feature of the Indian society since ... More


Extinction of Afghan Power in Northern India

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines how the power of the Afghans in northern India came to an end. A month after the battle of Attock, the Durbar made plans to seize Kashmir from the Afghans. This led to the ... More


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