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Historiography of Ancient Indian Polity
Merits and limitations of the nationalist approach
Calamities affecting the elements
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according administrative Agni amatyas Ancient India Arthasastra Aryans assembly Atharva Veda basis Buddha Buddhist caste century A. D. ceremony character chariot chief contract theory danda described devaputra dharma Dharmasastras Digha Nikaya divine early elected elements epic evidence functions further gana ganapati Ghoshal gods Gupta period Hindu Hindu Polity Ibid idea important indication Indra inscriptions institutions janapada Jatakas Jayaswal Kautilya king kingship ksatrapa ksatriyas Kusana rulers later Vedic period law-books Manu Maruts Maurya means Megasthenes mentioned nature officers organization origin parisad Pasandas passage paura political post-Maurya post-Vedic practice pre-Maurya priest primitive probably Puranas quoted raja ratnins references regarded religious republics revenues Rg Veda ritual royal rule sabha and samiti sacrifice Satapatha Brahmana Sdnti Parva seems siidra Skanda social sudras suggest taxes term vidatha tion tribal tribe vaisyas varnas Vdyu Vedic gana Vedic period vidatha VIII village Visnu worship