Author:Kiran Kumar Thaplyal

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Village and Village Life in Ancient India: A Study of Village and Village Life in Northern India from 6th Century BC to 1st Century BC

By: Kiran Kumar Thaplyal

Price: $24.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002886

ISBN: 8173052611

Condition: New


In this work, an attempt has been made to present in a concise form the various and variegated facets of village and village life in Northern India from c. sixth century BC, a great landmark in Indian history in several fields, to c. first century AD, by linking together pieces of evidence culled from literary and archaeological sources. The first chapter deals with time frame, area of study and sources and their relative merit for historical reconstruction. The next two chapters discuss the form and character of villages and their position vis-a-vis towns and cities. The fourth chapter d... View more info

Asoka: The King and the Man

By: Kiran Kumar Thaplyal

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100127

ISBN: 8173054339

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The present volume comprising 11 Chapters deals variously with political and economic background and sources; classification and features of edicts; early life and family; conquests and extent of empire; administration; faith in Buddhism; dhamma; religious harmony; society and religions; monuments; and estimate of Asoka. Of five Appendices, the last one deals with the latest discovered Asokan inscription, brought to light by the author. Some points may be highlighted. If Taxila Aramaic inscription was engraved during Asoka's viceroyalty, then Priyadarsi, occurring in it, was not his coronation... View more info

The Imperial Guptas: A Political History

By: Kiran Kumar Thaplyal

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 100128

ISBN: 8173054320

Condition: New


The present volume comprising 12 Chapters and six Appendices discusses Gupta history, based on the latest evidence. The problems discussed critically include: the name of the first king, the bearing of Chandragupta I's marriage with Lichchhavi princess; authorship of Chandragupta I-Kumaradevi coins; identification and chronological position of Kacha; the Nalanda and Gaya copper plates of Samudragupta; significance of the epithet Lichchhavi-dauhitra; Samudragupta's policy towards different powers; meaning of chir=otsan=asvamedh= ahartta; literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidences for the his... View more info

Select Battles in Indian History (From Earliest Times to 2000 A.D.), 2 Vols

By: Kiran Kumar Thaplyal & Shive Nandan Misra (Eds)

Price: $70.25

Publisher: Delhi, India, Agam Kala Prakashan: 2002

Seller ID: 101569

Condition: New


The books contains description of 59 wars and battles in the history of India from the Rigvedic period to A.D. 1999(Kargil War). Thewars fought after India's independence in 1947 have been discussed by very senior army officers who were then in active service.The wars detailed in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are naturally covered. The threat perception in the light of Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests has also been discussed.Printed Pages: 780. View more info