Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

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  • Between the empires
  • South Asia research
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Published
  • New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press 2006
Physical description
1 online resource (xiv, 524 p.).
ISBN
  • 9780199850884 (ebook)
  • 0199850887 (ebook)
Notes
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. APUC scholarship online package
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • 1. Relating history to the land : urban centers, geographical units, and trade routes in the Gangetic and Central India of circa 200 B.C.E./ Dilip K. Chakrabarti p. 5.
  • 2. New perspectives on the Mauryan and Kushana periods/ J. Mark Kenoyer p. 33.
  • 3. Early Indian art reconsidered/ Frederick M. Asher p. 51.
  • 4. Numismatics and history : the Maurya-Gupta interlude in the Gangetic plain/ Shailendra Bhandare p. 67.
  • 5. Inscribed pots, emerging identities : the social milieu of trade/ Himanshu Prabha Ray p. 113.
  • 6. tidal waves of Indian history : between the empires and beyond/ Harry Falk p. 145.
  • 7. Explorations in the early history of Dharmasastra/ Patrick Olivelle p. 169.
  • 8. Women "between the empires" and "between the lines"/ Stephanie W. Jamison p. 191.
  • 9. Changing perspectives in the sanskrit grammatical tradition and the changing political configurations in ancient India/ Madhav M. Deshpande p. 215.
  • 10. Narayaniya and the early reading communities of the Mahabharata/ Alf Hiltebeitel p. 227.
  • 11. Negotiating the shape of "scripture" : new perspectives on the development and growth of the Mahabharata between the empires/ James L. Fitzgerald p. 257.
  • 12. Systematic philosophy between the empires : some determining features/ Johannes Bronkhorst p. 287.
  • 13. well-sanitized shroud : asceticism and institutional values in the middle period of Buddhist monasticism/ Gregory Schopen p. 315.
  • 14. Recent discoveries of early Buddhist manuscripts and their implications for the history of Buddhist texts and canons/ Richard Salomon p. 349.
  • 15. non-imperial religion? : Jainism in its "dark age"/ Paul Dundas p. 383.
  • 16. Naming and social exclusion : the outcast and the outsider/ Aloka Prasher-Sen p. 415.
  • 17. Brahmanical reactions to foreign influences and to social and religious change/ Michael Witzel p. 457.
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  • Conference papers and proceedings.
  • Ebooks.
  • Electronic books.
  • Kongress - Austin (Tex.) - 2003.
  • text
Language
  • English
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  • This volume is the result of a conference organised by the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas. Its purpose was to bring together the world's leading Indologists representing a variety of disciplines to discuss and share recent research on a hitherto neglected period of Indian history.

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