Age of the Nandas and Mauryas

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Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1988 - India - 439 pages
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The present work deals with the period c. 400-185 B.C. which saw grat changes in the political, economic and artistic life of India. Alexander, Chandragputa, Chanakya and Asoka dominate the period. We get vivid pictures of the outstanding events of the period--as of Alexander`s conquests and their influence on the cultural life of India, of the fusion of Brahma-Ksatra in the early Mauryan rule after the overthrow of the Nandas and of the rule of Asoka and his successors.The work consists of eleven chapters contributed by eminent historians. The reader would find the chapters on Mauryan Polity, Industry, Art, Religion, Language, and Literature very interesting and instructive.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Prof K A Nilakanta Sastri
1
Empire of Magadha
9
Regions beyond the Magadhan Empire _
26
2 The Far South
42
Aornos
51
Battle of the Jhelum _
57
After Jhelum
64
Republican tribes
70
CHAPTER VI
202
Name _
208
Other edicts
213
Khotan _
220
Yuktas __
226
Asokas Dharma _
234
The Successors of Asoka _
243
CHAPTER VII
249

Exploration and return to Babylon
76
Scylax W
82
Greek Ambassadors _ _
89
Minerals
95
People
101
NorthWestern India
108
Marriage and occupation rules
116
APPENDIX TO CHAPTER III
123
Chandragupta __
132
Bindusara _
165
CHAPTER V
171
King not owner of land _
177
Finance _
183
Review _
189
CHAPTER VIII
259
Trade __
268
State Industrial and Commercial Policy _
274
CHAPTER IX
285
The ascetic movement
294
Buddhism
300
Language
309
Brah
325
CHAPTER XI
343
Sociohistorical Background
349
Columns
362
Animal Figures
370
Concluding Remarks _
388
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