Ancient History

  • South Asian Texts in History: Critical Engagements with Sheldon Pollock*

    This volume charts the contours of a reimagined and revitalized field of Indology in light of Sheldon Pollock’s groundbreaking research.

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  • A Sanskrit Dictionary of Law and Statecraft

    This Dictionary contains technical terms used in Sanskrit texts of ancient and medieval India dealing with law and statecraft within Dharmaśāstra and Arthaśāstra.

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  • Genealogy, Time and Identity: Historical Consciousness in the Deccan, Sixth Century CE- Twelfth Century CE

    This book provides for the first time a detailed analysis of the prasasti and donative parts of the inscriptional records of different Chalukyan families that ruled the Deccan between 600 and 1200 CE.

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  • Sharing Sovereignty: The Little Kingdom in South Asia (Second Edition)*

    This volume focuses on little kingdoms, a concept developed by anthropologists and historians to characterize a specific type of local rulership in South Asia.

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  • Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent Through Time

    This volume includes discussions based on archaeology, visual representations, the Sanskrit epics, medical literature, early Tamil texts, compositions drawn from a variety of religious traditions, and inscriptions.

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  • Irreverent History: Essays for M.G.S. Narayanan

    This volume brings together essays in honour of M.G.S. Narayanan, a historian who brought about a veritable shift in the paradigm of historiography in Kerala.

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