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Nation, Nationalism and Social Structure in Ancient India

A Survey Through Vedic Literature
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About This Book
  • Foreword By : Thaneswar Sharmah
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788186921296
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 818692129X
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2005
  • Pages : xxx, 433p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Appendices; Bibliography; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 850 gm

Foreword

by Thaneswar Sharmah

Preface
Key to Transliteration
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

Introduction
1. Nationa and Nationalism

Rashtra as it is defined
Nation and Nationalism: Foreign View
Characteristics of Rashtra: A Vedic View
Geographical Evidences
Evolution of Rashtra
Patriotism or Rashtrabhakti
Importance of Organization and Unity
How this Rashtra came into Existence
Vedic Nationalism: Outside India
Difference between Rashtra and Rajya

2. Political Aspects States and Kingship

Types of States
Kingship
The King

3. Political Aspects: Parliaments

Sabha
Samiti
Vidatha: A Very Important Unit of Administration

4. Social Aspects (Varnashrama Vyavastha)

Varna Vyavastha
Ashrama Vyavastha
Importance of Ashramas
Brahmacaryashrama
Grihasthashrama
Vanaprasthashrama
Samnyasashrama

5. Socio-Political Aspects

All-Round Development
Education

6. Socio-Cultural Aspects

Women in Vedic India
Marriage Institution

7. Vedic Economics

Theories
Agriculture
Industry
Trade and Commerce

8. Needs

Primary Needs
Secondary Needs

9. Religion and Philosophy

Religion
Yajnas or Sacrifices
Philosophy

10. Military Aspect

Formation of Army Troops
Uniform
Division of Army
Drum or Dundubhi
Protection
Types of Wars
Forts

11. Miscellaneous

Lipi in the Vedic Age
geography
Theory of Aryan Race

Conclusion
Appendices
Appendix I: Culture -- Definition and Aspects
Appendix II: Elements of Science in the Vedas
Appendix III: Christian Conspiracy of Misinterpreting Indian Literatures
Appendix IV: Range of the Vedic Literature
Bibliography
Index

  

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