Author:Rajan Gurukkal

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History and Theory of Knowledge Production: An Introductory Outline

By: Rajan Gurukkal

Price: $48.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 900571

ISBN: 0199490368


This book provides an introductory outline of the vast history of knowledge systems under the broad categories of European and non-European, specifically Indian. It not only traces ontology and epistemology in spatio-temporal terms, but also contextualizes methodological development by comparing Indian and European systems of knowledge and their methods of production as well as techniques ensuring reliability. This volume also analyses the process of the rise of science and new science and reviews speculative thoughts about the dynamics of the subatomic micro-universe as well as the mechanics ... View more info

Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade: Political Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations

By: Rajan Gurukkal

Price: $20.30

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 107464

ISBN: 019946085X

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India’s maritime contact with eastern Mediterranean and classical Rome (c. 1st century BCE–3rd century CE) has often been celebrated as ‘Indo-Roman trade’—a prominent theme in Indian historiography. Rajan Gurukkal critically rethinks this exchange relation—he argues that the expression ‘Indo-Roman trade’, when examined in the light of extant source material and theoretical insights, is a misnomer. Exchange of goods between the Mediterranean and the contemporaneous eastern world was a combination of multiple forms of exchanges in which trade was just one of many and was confined... View more info