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Copper and its Alloys in Ancient India

By: Dilip K. Chakrabarti and Nayanjot Lahiri

Price: $18.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007927

ISBN: 81-215-0767-3

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This book offers a comprehensive discussion on the distribution of ores of copper and its alloys in the Indian subcontinent and critically reviews the related archaeological and metallurgical data, underscoring the tremendous richness and complexity of this tradition in early India. Further, the entire spectrum of the Indian literary sources on copper and related metallurgy has been examined with reference to its major features. Finally, this volume undertakes a detailed study of the rich and continuing preindustrial tradition of Indian copper and copper-alloy metallurgy and unequivocally brin... View more info

Pre-Ahom Assam: Studies in the Inscriptions of Assam Between the Fifth and the Thirteenth Centuries AD

By: Nayanjot Lahiri

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032944

ISBN: 81-215-0463-X

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The large scale donations of land in different parts of the Indian subcontinent is one of the major socio-cultural trends of the post-Gupta phase. Pre-Ahom Assam focuses on these phenomena in the Brahmaputra valley, the thirty-two inscriptions, twenty of which record royal grants of land to Brahmins, forming the basic historical sources of this period. The historiography and the different technical aspects of the grants such as their basic distribution, language and palaeography are lucidly analysed. Different aspects of pre-Ahom society, polity and economy are visualized through the microcosm... View more info

Ashoka in Ancient India

By: Nayanjot Lahiri

Price: $21.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Permanent Black: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038349

ISBN: 8178243881

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Ancient rulers regarded him as the iconic Buddhist king. Jawaharlal Nehru considered him the greatest emperor of all time. H.G. Wells portrayed him as the sole shining star of antiquity. But who was the flesh-and-blood Ashoka? The third emperor of the Maurya dynasty, Ashoka ruled an empire encompassing most of India as well as its western borderlands. He was normal as a ruler of uncommon ambition, but utterly unusual as the pioneer of a model of humane governance. In fact the candour and emotion of his messages on stone show him less as a political figure than as a self-reflective individual... View more info

Ashoka In Ancient India

By: Nayanjot Lahiri

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Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

Seller ID: 900691

ISBN: 8178244918

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Ancient rulers regarded him as the iconic Buddhist king. Jawaharlal Nehru considered him the greatest emperor of all time. H.G. Wells portrayed him as the sole shining star of antiquity. But who was the flesh-and-blood Ashoka? The third emperor of the Maurya dynasty, Ashoka ruled an empire encompassing most of India as well as its western borderlands. He was normal as a ruler of uncommon ambition, but utterly unusual as the pioneer of a model of humane governance. In fact the candour and emotion of his messages on stone show him less as a political figure than as a self-reflective individual.... View more info

Monuments Matter: India's Archaeological Heritage Since Independence

By: Nayanjot Lahiri

Price: $51.40

Publisher: Mumbai, The Marg Foundation: 2017

Seller ID: 1200003

ISBN: 9789383243174

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This volume aims to provide a mix of perspectives on Indian archaeology since Independence. 1947 saw a redrawing of the political map, as a consequence of which a united India came to be partitioned into the two nation-states of India and Pakistan. The book begins by looking at the impact this had on monuments, on museum collections, and on the nature of archaeological research itself. Moving on to examine the whole field of archaeology in India over the next seven decades or so, the book provides an overview and an analysis of archaeological investigations as also of methods and ideas used in... View more info

Buddhism in Asia: Revival and Reinvention

By: Nayanjot Lahiri & Upinder Singh (Eds)

Price: $53.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2016

Seller ID: 1200625

ISBN: 9789350981160

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The Birth of Buddhism goes back to the sixth century BCE and, over the centuries, there has been considerable variety as well as considerable change in its doctrines, practices and propagation across the different parts of Asia. This volume showcases the expansion in the religion's contours and popularity in Asia in modern times. Focusing on India, Sri Lanka and China, the essays in the book highlight the cross-fertilization between Buddhism and contemporary discourses which makes the phenomenon of Buddhist revival in Asia unambiguously modern. They also show how this resurgence assumed a grea... View more info