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Perspectives on Indian History, Historiography and Philosophy of History

by: G.P. Singh

This book — a collection of papers on Indian history — deals with Greek historians, the Indian epic and Puranic tradition of historiography, cultural expansion of the Aryans, the society, trade and commerce in ancient India; and its contacts with other parts of Asia. The volume has analysed in detail India’s War of Independence 1857.



ISBN: 9788124604878
Year Of Publication: 2009
Edition: 1st
Pages : xv, 342
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 675


The volume is a collection of papers on certain aspects of Indian history, historiography and culture. The papers are fundamental, insightful and path-breaking to some extent. Combining literary, archaeological, scientific and other perspectives, they cover a range of subjects stretching from ancient to modern India. The volume deals with the Greek historians, the Indian epic and Puranic tradition of historiography, colonial and cultural expansion of the Aryans, the early history of north-west India, society, trade and commerce in ancient India, economic, political and cultural contacts of India with other parts of Asia in ancient and medieval periods, and the 1857 War of Independence in India. It takes up some very interesting and new subjects like role of Brahmanas in the anti-Alexander movement in north-west India and the concept of national integration in ancient India. It explores the sources of history of Uttar Pradesh and the antiquity of Ayodhya and historicity of Rama in an interesting study.
The volume will be of immense use to historians and scholars of philosophy.


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1. Was Herodotus of Greece the Father of History?
2. History and Philosophy
3. History of History : From Vedic Antiquity to Modern Times : An Introduction
4. A New Approach to the Study of Historical Data in the Epic and Puranic Literature on Ancient India
5. The Puranic Tradition of Historiography in India
6. The Fundamental Aspects of Ancient Indian Culture and Civilization
7. Sources of the History of Uttar Pradesh (Ancient Period)
8. The Dionysiaka : A Classical (Greek) Source of History of Ancient India
9. The Colonial and Cultural Expansion of the Aryans Outside India as Gleaned form the Vedic Literature
10. Antiquity of Ayodhya and Historicity of Rama : Literary, Archaeological and Scientific Perspectives
11. Veda Vyasa, Manu and Kautilya : A Comparative Study of their National Philosophy in Historical Perspective
12. The Concepts of Varna and Jati in the Jaina and Buddhist Traditions
13. The Role of the Brahmanas in Anti-Alexander Movement in North-West India
14. The Concept of National Integration in Ancient India
15. North-West India as described by the Greek and Assyrian Travellers of the First Century
16. Trade and Commerce in Ancient India in the Light of Jaina and Buddhist Traditions bearing on its Economic and Cultural Contacts with the Asian Countries
17. Politico-Cultural Relations of Tibet and Burma with Bihar and their Impact : Ancient and Early Medieval Period
18. Kalidasa’s Description of Raghu’s Conquest of Pragjyotisa : Historical Interpretations
19. Historicity of Bilhana’s Account of Vikramaditya’s Invasion of Kamarupa
20. Indian Society and Culture during Medieval Period
21. Trade and Commerce in Southern India : From the Persian, Arabic, Russian and Italian Travellers’ Accounts of 13th to 15th Centuries
22. Trade and Commerce in Northern and Eastern India : From the Narratives of 16th and 17th Centuries Travellers
23. The Annals of Tribal-Mughal Conflicts in North-East India during the Reign of Jehangir (1605-27)
24. The First Indian War of Independence 1857-1859

Meet the Author
G.P. Singh, Prof. of History at the University of Manipur, Imphal, has researched different aspects of ancient Indian history and culture over the past three decades. He has contributed numerous papers to national and international journals. His works that include The Kiratas in Ancient India: A Historical Study of their Life, Culture and Civilisation; Political Thought in Ancient India; Early Indian Historical Tradition and Archaeology; Republics, Kingdoms, Towns and Cities in Ancient India; and Ancient Indian Historiography, have won the acclaim of scholars in the field. In 1989, Dr. Singh was elected the Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, London. He has been recently nominated a member of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.