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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


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

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapters in this volume resulted from an international conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 3–6, 2003. The conference explored the period between roughly the 4th century ... More


Framing the Pilgrimage: Contours of the Haj from the Indian Subcontinent

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sketches an overall picture of the pilgrimage from the Indian subcontinent and outlines the broad trends and changes that occurred within the period under study. It compares the colonial ... More


‘The Nation Within’: British India at War 1939–1947: Raleigh Lecture on History

C. A. Bayly

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the remarkable recovery of British India and the Indian army that made the reconquest of Burma and Malaya possible. The Indian army is shown to have displayed a number of ... More


Caste and Conservation

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Indian subcontinent experienced a major resource crunch between the fourth to tenth centuries of the Christian era. Caste society had developed an elaborate system of the diversified use of living ... More


India and the Limits of Digital Diffusion

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

India is the latest major adopter of computers. In the past twenty years it has become a hotbed of the international outsourcing and software development businesses. It is the most dramatic example ... More


Geographical Setting

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/9780195687859.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Indian subcontinent emerged as a separate geographical unit. This subcontinent is divided into India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan. It is largely situated in the tropical zone. The ... 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 Palaeolithic Context

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/9780198064121.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with a brief research review of the palaeolithic context to offer a generalized academic perspective of the various types of research which have been conducted in this field. For ... More


Some General Issues

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/9780198064121.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter addresses some issues regarding the study of archaeology of the subcontinent. These issues cover geography, prehistory, settlement, agriculture, metallurgy, and trade and trade routes. ... More


Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Bayram Balci

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

With the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, a major turning point in all former Soviet Republics, Central Asian and Caucasian countries began to reflect on their history and identities. As a ... More


Margins at the Center: Tracing Kālī through Time, Space, and Culture

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kālī's embodiment of the fundamental, bipolar opposites that ground human existence is a familiar theme in the study of the fierce Goddess. This grounding in the deepest aspects of the human ... More


A nation on the move: the Indian diaspora

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069000
eISBN:
9781781701409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069000.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates how migration from the Indian subcontinent has led to the formation of an Indian diaspora. It explains that the Indian diaspora is the third largest diaspora in the world ... More


The Siwaliks and Neogene Evolutionary Biology in South Asia

Lawrence J. Flynn, Everett H. Lindsay, David Pilbeam, S. Mahmood Raza, Michèle E. Morgan, John C. Barry, Catherine E. Badgley, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, I. U. Cheema, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Neil D. Opdyke

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter characterizes the Siwaliks and Neogene evolutionary biology in South Asia, paying special attention to the distribution of fossiliferous terrestrial deposits of late Cenozoic age across ... More


Paleobiogeography and South Asian Small Mammals: Neogene Latitudinal Faunal Variation

Lawrence J. Flynn and Wilma Wessels

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter analyzes the fossil record of South Asia's Neogene small land mammals in the context of its paleobiogeography. Within the Indian Subcontinent, high faunal similarity can be observed ... More


Tantra in India

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of Tantra in contemporary India. Tantra appeared in brahmanical circles and developed over the course of centuries within Hinduism. It became part of the Hindu ... More


Origins, History, Expansion

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the origins and expansion of Tantra, a socioreligious phenomenon that has permanently marked not only the religions but also the history, the very life, of South Asian and ... More


Karma in and after Greater Magadha

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Karma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835705
eISBN:
9780824870256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835705.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines karma in and after Greater Magadha, the region east of the Vedic homeland, that is, east of the confluence of the Ganges and the Jumna, in the eastern Ganges plain. Magadha was ... More


Conclusion

Jan-Peter Hartung

in A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199361779
eISBN:
9780199388264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses what brought Islamism to the forefront of public awareness around the globe. Mawdudi receives almost no mention in this discourse, and where he does receive some, he appears ... More


India

Rimi B. Chatterjee and Padmini Ray Murray

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0022
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

Oxford books were circulating in India long before the opening of the first branch office there in Bombay in 1912 for the Press routinely sent commercial travellers to explore the subcontinent as a ... More


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