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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

Condition: New


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

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Kings, Brahmanas and Temples in Orissa: An epigraphic study, AD 330-1147

By: Upinder Singh

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014936

ISBN: 8121506212

Condition: New


Royal endowments to Brahmanas have been interpreted either as a factor of political integration or disintegration in Indian history. Through the first thorough presentation and analysis of the epigraphic data from Orissa, this study argues that the period AD 300-1147 was one of intensive state formation and political development in which royal grants played an important integrative role. During this period, Brahmanas, many of whom were ritual specialists associated with the Yajurveda, emerged as land-holders endowed by royal decree with privileged control over land. Despite the consistent appe... View more info

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India from the Stone Age to the 12th Century

By: Upinder Singh

Price: $16.38

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Pearson & Longman: 2009

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 028296

ISBN: 8131716775

Condition: New


Printed pages: 704 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. View more info

The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology

By: Upinder Singh

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black: 2004

Seller ID: 101970

ISBN: 8178241277

Condition: New


This book is written as much for the general reader interested in India's antiquity and its pioneering archaeologists, as for students of the history of archaeology, colonialism, and constructions of the past. It breaks colonial archaeology down into its specific constituents and examines the ideas, impulses, tensions, and individual contributions that comprised early studies of India's ancient past. It focuses, at the outset, on the ideas and work of Alexander Cunningham, the first Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, as well as his assistants. It then looks at a number of ... View more info

The Idea of Ancient India: Essays on Religion, Politics, and Archaeology

By: Upinder Singh

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2016

Seller ID: 111199

ISBN: 9789351506461

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 439. View more info

Rethinking Early Medieval India: A Reader

By: Upinder Singh (ed.)

Price: $18.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036525

ISBN: 0198070020

Condition: New


This reader presents a new understanding of the early medieval period of Indian history (c. 600-1300 CE), highlighting the complex and multilinear nature of its historical processes. The widely divergent perspectives on this period are linked to issues of periodization and the identification of historical continuities and change. The book examines the major historiographical debates and also moves beyond them, throwing alight on many important aspects of the social, economic, political and cultural history of the pre-Sultanate and non-Sultanate early medieval. The volume brings together a car... View more info