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A Cultural History of India

By: A.L. Basham

Price: $15.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2008

Edition: Twelfth Impression

Seller ID: 023570

ISBN: 0195639219

Condition: New


This book, edited by the well-known historian A. L. Basham, presents a comprehensive survey of Indian culture, covering such aspects as religion, philosophy, social organization, literature, art. architecture, music and science. It includes a special section dealing with the influence of Indian civilization on the rest of the world, as well as details of the political history of the region to provide a chronological framework for the non-specialist. Contributors include such eminent scholars as Professor S. Radhakrishnan, Professor T. Burrow, Professor S. N. Das and Dr Percival Spear. Printed ... View more info

History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas: A Vanished Indian Religion

By: A.L. Basham

Price: $28.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 900733

ISBN: 8120812042


The book presents the history and the doctrines of the Ajivikas who formed a third heretical sect besides the sect of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism and that of Mahavira Vardhamana, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara of the Jainas. The three heterodox sects react against the ritualistic creed of the Vedists. The cult of Ajivikas was founded by Makkhali Gosal, the contemporary of Mahavira Vardhamana, on the basis of strict determinism with a belief in the all-embracing rule of Niyati (principle of order). According to Gosal, it was Niyati which ultimately governed our action, controlled p... View more info

The Wonder That Was India: A Survey of the History and Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent before the Coming of the Muslims

By: A.L. Basham; Foreword By Thomas R. Trautmann

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, UK, Picador: 2004

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 033501

ISBN: 033043909X

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 603. View more info

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The Political History of Hunas in India

By: Atreyi Biswas with a Foreword By A.L. Basham

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026559

ISBN: 8121504090

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 258 with 6 coin plates and 2 maps. View more info

The Hathigumpha Inscription of Kharavela and the Bhabru Edict of Asoka: A Critical Study

By: Shashi Kant; Foreword By A.L. Basham

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2000

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 027310

ISBN: 8124601399

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 192 with 18 b/w illustrations and 2 folded maps. View more info