Material culture and social formations in ancient India
This Is A Survey Of Theories Of Social Change Which Underlines The Key Role Of Production Techniques Together With Climatic Conditions In Shaping Ancient Social Formations. Vedic, Epic And Buddhist Texts Are Examined In The Light Of Material Remains, Tribal Studies And Archaic Social Survivals.
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agriculture Ancient India appear archaeological areas Aryans Atharva Atranjikhera belonging Bihar brahmanas Buddha Buddhist called cattle rearing century b.C. context cows cultivation Dasyus Delhi Dictionary distribution early Pali texts eastern epics evidence Excavations g Veda Gangetic basin Gangetic plains gifts Grhyasutra Harappan Haryana History Ibid important indicate Indo-Aryan languages Indo-European iron objects king kinship kinsmen ksatriya labour land later Vedic texts London Madhubala Mahabharata material culture means middle Gangetic basin middle Gangetic plains millennium b.C. mode of production Monier-Williams monks NBP phase paddy Painted Grey Ware Pali Panjab Parva peasantry peasants PGW sites plough ploughshare portions post-Vedic pottery practice pre-Maurya priests princes references Rg Vedic rice rituals sacrifice sense settlements share slaves social formations soil Sonpur stage sudras suggest surplus Sutta Suttanipata taxes term trade trans tribal chief tribal society tribes vaisyas Varanasi varna Vedic period Vedic society