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Iron and Social Change in Early India
Iron and Social Change in Early India
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From the Jacket:

From the time it was first discussed in 1960s, no other aspect of the Iron Age in India has attracted so much attention and generated such vibrant debate among historians and archaeologists as the relationship between iron technology and social change. This volume, the seventh in the Debates in Indian History and Society series, focuses on all major issues surrounding the debate and identifies and situates their proponents in the historiography of ancient India.

The book is divided into three parts. The first two sections focus on the formulation of iron-surplus-complex society thesis, the new insights and alternative possibilities deriving from the continued debate. The last section provides novel perspectives from regions lying outside the Gangetic Plains - northern India, central India, Kathiawar, and Tamil Nadu. Sahu discusses key arguments in his introduction and their complexities, in the process delineating changing perspectives, historiographical shifts, and emerging concerns.

This volume includes essays by eminent historians and archaeologists like D.D. Kosambi, R.S. Sharma, Niharranjan Ray, Dilip K. Chakrabarti, D.P. Agarwal, Rajan Gurukal, and Shereen Ratnagar. It will be a significant read for students, scholars and teachers of ancient Indian history, Indian archeology, anthropology, and history of Science.

About the Author:

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu is Professor and Head, Department of History, University of Delhi.

CONTENTS
Series Editor's Note VII
Preface IX
Acknowledgements XI
Introduction 1
Bhairabi Prasad Sahu
I. The Formulation And Early Contestations
1. Ancient Kosala and Magadha 35
D.D. Kosambi
2. Material Background of the Origin of Buddhism 42
R.S. Sharma
3. Protohistoric Chronology and Technology and Ecological Factors: A Synthesis 49
D. P. Agrawal
4. The Problem of the Beginning of the Iron Age in India 60
Radomir Pleiner
5. The City in Early Historical India 100
A. Ghosh
6. Beginning of Iron and Social Change in India 114
Dilip K. Chakrabarti
7. Technology and Social Change in Early Indian History: A Note Posing a Theoretical Question 121
Naharranjan Ray
II. Towards Widening Horizons
8. Iron Tools, Forest Clearance, and Unbanization in the Gangetic Plains 137
Makkhan Lal
9. Material Background of the Genesis of the State and Complex Society in the Middle Gangetic Plains 150
R.S. Sharma
10. The Iron Age in India: The Beginning and Consequences 169
Dilip K. Chakrabarti and Nayanjot Lahiri
11. Archeology and the State 179
Shereen Ratnagar
III. Perspectives from the Regions
12. Agricultural Production during the Early Iron Age in Northern India 191
M.D.N. Shai
13. Impact of Metal Technology on Economic Development 198
Vibha Tripathi
14. Changing Settlement Patterns in Kathiawar 210
Supriya Verma
15. Aspects of Early Iron Age Economy: Problems of Agrarian Expansion in Tamilakam 220
Rajan gurukkal
Bibliography 232
Index 238
Contributors 247

Iron and Social Change in Early India

Item Code:
IDF148
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
0195667115
Language:
English
Size:
8.9" X 5.7"
Pages:
260 (B & W Illus: 12)
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Weight of the Book: 478 gms
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From the Jacket:

From the time it was first discussed in 1960s, no other aspect of the Iron Age in India has attracted so much attention and generated such vibrant debate among historians and archaeologists as the relationship between iron technology and social change. This volume, the seventh in the Debates in Indian History and Society series, focuses on all major issues surrounding the debate and identifies and situates their proponents in the historiography of ancient India.

The book is divided into three parts. The first two sections focus on the formulation of iron-surplus-complex society thesis, the new insights and alternative possibilities deriving from the continued debate. The last section provides novel perspectives from regions lying outside the Gangetic Plains - northern India, central India, Kathiawar, and Tamil Nadu. Sahu discusses key arguments in his introduction and their complexities, in the process delineating changing perspectives, historiographical shifts, and emerging concerns.

This volume includes essays by eminent historians and archaeologists like D.D. Kosambi, R.S. Sharma, Niharranjan Ray, Dilip K. Chakrabarti, D.P. Agarwal, Rajan Gurukal, and Shereen Ratnagar. It will be a significant read for students, scholars and teachers of ancient Indian history, Indian archeology, anthropology, and history of Science.

About the Author:

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu is Professor and Head, Department of History, University of Delhi.

CONTENTS
Series Editor's Note VII
Preface IX
Acknowledgements XI
Introduction 1
Bhairabi Prasad Sahu
I. The Formulation And Early Contestations
1. Ancient Kosala and Magadha 35
D.D. Kosambi
2. Material Background of the Origin of Buddhism 42
R.S. Sharma
3. Protohistoric Chronology and Technology and Ecological Factors: A Synthesis 49
D. P. Agrawal
4. The Problem of the Beginning of the Iron Age in India 60
Radomir Pleiner
5. The City in Early Historical India 100
A. Ghosh
6. Beginning of Iron and Social Change in India 114
Dilip K. Chakrabarti
7. Technology and Social Change in Early Indian History: A Note Posing a Theoretical Question 121
Naharranjan Ray
II. Towards Widening Horizons
8. Iron Tools, Forest Clearance, and Unbanization in the Gangetic Plains 137
Makkhan Lal
9. Material Background of the Genesis of the State and Complex Society in the Middle Gangetic Plains 150
R.S. Sharma
10. The Iron Age in India: The Beginning and Consequences 169
Dilip K. Chakrabarti and Nayanjot Lahiri
11. Archeology and the State 179
Shereen Ratnagar
III. Perspectives from the Regions
12. Agricultural Production during the Early Iron Age in Northern India 191
M.D.N. Shai
13. Impact of Metal Technology on Economic Development 198
Vibha Tripathi
14. Changing Settlement Patterns in Kathiawar 210
Supriya Verma
15. Aspects of Early Iron Age Economy: Problems of Agrarian Expansion in Tamilakam 220
Rajan gurukkal
Bibliography 232
Index 238
Contributors 247
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