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Historiography of Ancient Indian Polity
Imperialist approach versus nationalist ideology I
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according administrative amātyas Ancient India appear assembly authority basis brāhmanas brāhmanical Buddhist called caste century ceremony character chief clear clearly collection common connection considered contract described developed dharma divine duties earlier early elements established evidence existence fact followed functions further gana give given gods grants Gupta Hindu History Ibid idea implies important indication inscriptions institutions interpreted Jayaswal Kautilya kinds king known ksatriyas Kuşāna land later Manu Maurya means mentioned namely nature officers organization origin parisad passage perhaps period political position practice present priest primitive probably protection Purāna quoted ratnins references regarded relation religious represented respect royal rule rulers seems sense social Society sources suggest taken term theory tion traditions tribal tribe vaiśyas varnas Veda Vedic vidatha VIII villages worship