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Foundations of South Indian Society and Culture (An Old and Rare Book)

Foundations of South Indian Society and Culture (An Old and Rare Book)
$31.00
Item Code: NAP706
Author: M. G. S. Narayanan
Publisher: Bharatiya Book Corporation
Language: English
Edition: 1994
ISBN: 81851221999
Pages: 240
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
About the Book

In India the education system, both at the Community level and College level, is such that the picture of society is presented upside down before the young minds, very often ideas, ideologies and leading personalities are portrayed as the motive forces of history. Even long after Independence, the myth of a spiritual civilization is being propagated by the ruling classes to falsify the perception of causualrelations in the present and the past.

The historian of India, whether he is working in A.P. or Karnataka, Punjab or W.B. has a herculean task. The author touched upon the problem of India feudalism with reference to South India to illustrate the complexities of interpretation faced by the historians of the present generations of India.

The book has 24 chapters on various aspects of South India. The book may not only provide reference but also serve as guide. The historians, teachers, and scholars fined this book indispensible.

We are thankful to Dr. M.G.S. Narayanan, Former Head, Deptt. of History, Calicut University, Calicut and Ex. Secretary, I.C.H.R., New Delhi for giving the valuable book for publication.

Preface

In India the education system, both at the Community level and College level, is such that the picture of society is presented upside down before the young minds, very often ideas, ideologies and leading personalities are portrayed as the motive forces of history. Even long after Independence the myth of a spiritual civilization is being propagated by the ruling classes to falsify the perception of casual relations in the present and the past.

The historian of India, whether he is working in A.P. or Karnataka, Punjab or W.B. has a herculean task. The author touched upone the problem of Indian feudalism with reference to South India to illustrate the complexities of interpretation faced by the historians of the present generation of India.

The book has 24 chapters on various aspects of South India. The book may not only provide reference but also serve as a guide. The historians, teachers, and scholars fined this book indispensible.

We are thankful to Dr. N.G.S. Narayanan, Former Head, Deptt. of History and Calicut and E .Secretary, I.C.H.R., New Delhi for giving the valuable book for publication.

Contents

  Preface (v)
I On the Materialist Approach to History 1
II On the Study of Regional History 12
III A New Framework for South Indian History 25
IV Stages of Social Development 30
V The Archaeology of Tamiland and Kerala 50
VI The Sangam Works in Historical Perspective 59
VII The Mauryan Problem in the Sangam Age 69
VIII Cattel Raiders of the Sangam Age 83
IX The Warrior Settlements of the Sangam Age 97
X Peasents and Warrior Settlements 106
XI The Vedic-Puranic-Sastraic Element in Tamil Sangam Culture 132
XII Social History from Tolkappiyam 148
XIII Kunavayir Kottam and the Date of Cilappatikaram 161
XIV Temple Councils and Trade Corporations 175
XV The Concept of Mahapataka 181
XVI The Tamil Bhakti Movement I 190
XVII The Tamil Bhakti Movement II 219
XVIII The Pandyas and the Ays 227
XIX The Colas and the Ceras 241
XX A Cola Commander in Kerala 250
XXI Compainions of Honour in South India 258
XXII History and Society in South India 271
XXIII Land Grants in South India 292
XXIV The Temple in South India 309
  Index 326

 

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