Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1991 - Social Science - 454 pages
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The present work Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient Indian discusses different views on the origin and nature of the state in ancient India. It also deals with stages and processes of state formation and examines the relevance of caste and kin-based collectivities to the construction of polity. The Vedic assemblies are studied in some detail, and developments in political organisation are presented in relation to their changing social and economic background. The book also shows how religion and rituals were brought in the service of the ruling class.
 

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Brilliant collection for readers of Indian History in simple language

Contents

CHAPTER
1
TI Sources and Method
15
TIT The Saptahga Theory of the State
31
TV Theories of Property Family and Varna Regarding
49
A SocioEcono
77
The Earliest FolkAssembly of the Tndo
87
VTTI Sabha and Samiti
105
The Early Pari sad
133
The Satavahana Polity
275
The Kusana Polity
291
Kusana Elements in the Gupta Polity
311
The Gupta Polity
321
Vedic and Post
349
Maurya and Later
371
Army and criminal administration 374 Urban
377
Material and social setting 378 Elements of decen
384

Ratnahavimsi Ceremony
143
Tribal and Primitive Aspects of the Later
159
Kinconflicts and Rise of Hierarchy in Later
171
Changing Position of
185
Taxation and State Formation in Northern India
197
Varna in Relation to Law and Politics c B c
233
Religion and Politics in the Arthasastra of Kautilya
253
Economic and political background 386 Army
392
Pooling of resources 392 Provision for controlling
399
and polity 404 Main phases in ancient Indian
405
General Index
423
A Pali Sanskrit and Allied Terms
438
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