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About This Book
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124605561
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124605564
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2011
  • Pages : xvii, 574 p.
  • Size : 12
  • Weight (approx.) : 1000
  • Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index


Book One

1.1. Purpose, Scope, Method and Utility of the Work
1.2. Nature of Historiography, Schools of Historical Thought and Writing, and Forms and Kinds of History
1.3. Changing Approaches to Indian Historiography 

Book Two
The Beginnings of Historical Tradition

Preliminary Remarks 
2.1. The Itihasa-Purana Tradition and Its Impact on Historiography
2.2. The Vedic Tradition 

Rigvedic History 
Historical Value of the Rigveda: General Views  

2.3. The Epic Tradition 

History in the Epics 
Historical Value of the Epics: A Critical Assessment 

2.4. The Puranic Tradition 

Antiquity and Historicity of the Puranas  
Puranic History (Puranic Tradition of Historiography) 

Book Three
Buddhist and Jaina Tradition of Historiography

General Remarks 
3.1. Buddhist Historiography 
3.2. Jaina Historiography 

Book Four
The Tradition of Writing Historical Biography

Introductory Remarks 
4.1. Historical Biographies 
4.2. A Critical Evaluation of Biographical Writings

Book Five
The Tradition of Writing Chronicle,
Vamshavali and Other Historical Works

General Remarks 
5.1. Chronicles, Vamshavalis and other Historical Works of Northern India


5.2. Chronicles and Other Historical Works of Western India

Gurjaradesha (Gujarat) 

5.3. Chronicles, Vamshavalis and Other Works of Eastern India


Book Six
The Tradition of Historical Writing in South India

Preliminary Remarks 
6.1. Historical Writing in Tamiladesha 
6.2. The Tradition of Historiography in Karnatadesha 
6.3. Historical Writing in Andhradesha 
6.4. Historiography in Kerala 

Book Seven
Chronological Tradition

Prefatory Remarks 
7.1. The Puranic Tradition of Chronology 
7.2. Chronological System in the time of Candragupta Maurya
7.3. The Buddhist Tradition of Chronology 
7.4. The Jaina Tradition of Chronology 
7.5. Eras and Their Historical and Chronological Significance
Conclusions and Observations 
General Bibliography 

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