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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


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


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


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


Prehistory and Early History

Tim Dyson

in A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

This chapter discusses the population of the Indus valley civilization and the possible reasons for its decline. It considers the ingress of Indo-Aryan influences into the north of the Indian ... 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


The First Modern People

Tim Dyson

in A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198829058
eISBN:
9780191867484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829058.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Economic History

Homo sapiens arrived in India sometime between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago. This chapter reviews what is known about the demographic characteristics of the early hunter-gatherer people and of how ... More


God's Body, or, the Lingam made Flesh: Conflicts Over the Representation of Shiva 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the concept of lingam in Hinduism and its association with the Hindu god Shiva. It begins with a discussion of the history of the usages of the word lingam in ancient texts and ... More


Assume the Position: The Fight Over the Body of Yoga 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the philosophy of yoga in Hinduism and why many Hindus care so much whether yoga is Hindu. It looks at a chronology of four claims in support of arguments that yoga is of Hindu ... More


Conquest, Up Close and Costly

Frank L. Holt

in The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter surveys the economic impact of Alexander’s campaigns on civilian populations from Thrace and Thebes to Persia and the Indus Valley. It takes into account the looting of nonroyal ... More


To Desert and Steppe

Brian Fagan

in From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160918
eISBN:
9780197562055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160918.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, History and Theory of Archaeology

The vast reaches of central Asia are redolent with history, with stirring tales of Marco Polo’s epic journeys and all the romance of the Silk Road, an arduous caravan route that connected Asia and ... More


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