History of Agriculture in India, Up to C. 1200 A.D.

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Concept Publishing Company, 2008 - Agriculture - 912 pages
History of Agriculture in India (up to c.1200 AD), Part 1, reconstructs the evolution of agriculture in India up to c.1200AD. It is a synthesis and summation of existing knowledge on the history of agriculture in ancient India on the combined bases of archaeological and literary sources against the backdrop of Asian history in general. Besides summing up the existing knowledge, it opens new vistas for further research on many debated issues in the history of agriculture in ancient India. The volume addresses the vexed and controversial questions on the origin, antiquity and sources of Indian agricultural history. Based on researches from sites of Vindhya, Ganga Region, plant remains, agricultural tools, pots, dental pathology, and settlement remains, it is an informed and highly researched work on the origin and antiquity of cultivation in India. For a historical study of agriculture, Pali, Sangam. Sanskrit and the Graeco-Roman literatures have been utilized. Art and literary sources have also been used to reconstruct history.
 

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This is a great work and authors deserve a strong appreciation from the entire farming community. I think it is one rare book which attempts to give the historic account of agriculture. Since my interest is millets, I found the book extremely useful in understanding the nature of consumption in the earlier years. I wonder how agricultural universities fail in recommending books of agriculture history. Please also let me know how to procure this book for my own reading?
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Contents

Origin of Agriculture in the Middle Ganga Plain
3
Culture of the Vindhyas
53
History of Millet Cultivation in India
107
The Origin and History of Wheat in Indian Agriculture
126
The Origin and History of Gram in India
143
The Origin and History of Potato in India
149
An Ethnographic Perspective
159
Agriculture in the Indus Civilization
171
Agriculture in the Bactrian Economy
443
Agriculture as Reflected in the Dharmaśāstra Tradition
464
Some Aspects of Sharecropping in India in Ancient
489
Techniques and Management
496
Some Aspects of Agriculture as Described in the Lokopakāra
506
Agriculture as Known from Khanās Vacanas
527
Vrksāyurveda in Ancient India
550
Artificial Means of Irrigation in Early Medieval Northern India
597

A Review
203
Harappan and Vedic
245
Animal Husbandry in the Vedas
275
Agricultural Background of the Chalcolithic Cultures
309
Agriculture in Chalcolithic and Early Iron Age of Northcentral India
333
Agriculture in the Gangetic Plains During the First Millennium BC
348
The Early Indian Agrarian Society and Technology Adaptation
366
Agriculture as Revealed by the Pāli Literature
385
Irrigation and Famine as Referred in Pāli Sources
410
Peasant Differentiation and Categorization in Northern India
611
Expansion of Agriculture in Ancient Bengal
637
Aspects and Appraisal Upto 1300 AD
702
Agricultural Knowledge System in Ancient India and its Relevance
746
History of Agriculture as Reflected in the Art of India
784
Therapeutic Value of Agricultural Produce and the Science
837
Technique and Process of Agriculture in Early Medieval India
856
Contributions of Asian AgriHistory Foundation
881
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