(Download) Old NCERT PDF : Ancient India by R. S. Sharma
Table of Contents :
Preface to the First Edition
1. The Importance of Ancient Indian History
2. The Construction of Ancient Indian History .
Material Remains--Coins-Inscriptions-Literary Sources-- Foreign Accounts Historical Sense
3. The Geographical Setting
4. The Stone Age
The Old Stone Age-Phases in the Palaeolithic Age--The Late Stone Age—The New Stone Age .
5. The Stone-Copper Phase
Chalcolithic Settlements-Chalcolithic Cultures Importance of the Chalcolithic Phase-Limitations of Chalcolithic Cultures- The Coppor Age in India
6. The Harappan Civilization.
Geographical Extent-Town Planning and Structures-Agriculture-Domostication of Animals--Technology and Crafts— Trade-Political Organization-Religious Practices—The Male Deity in the Indus Valley-Tree and Animal Worship-Tho Harappan Script-Weights and Measures-Harappan Pottery-Seals --Images-Terracotta Figurines-Origin, Maturity and End
7. Advent of the Aryans and the Age of the Rig Veda
Original Home and Identity-Tribal Conflicts-Material LifeTribal Polity-Tribe and Family-Social Divisions-Rig Vedic Gods
8. The Later Vedic Phase : Transition to State and Social Formation .
Expansion in the Later Vedic Period (c. 1000-500 B.C.)-The PGW-Iron Phase Culture and Later Vedic Economy-Political Organization --Social Organization-Gods, Rituals and Philosophy
9. Jainism and Buddhism
Causes of Origin-Vardhamana Mahavira and Jainism-Doctrines of Jainism-Spread of Jainism ---Contribution of Jainism-Gautama Buddha and Buddhism-Doctrines of Buddhism Special Features of Buddhism and the Causes of its Spread-Causes of the Decline of Buddism-Importance and Influence of Buddhism
10. Territorial States and the First Magadhan Empire
The Mahajanapadas-Rise and Growth of the Magadhan Empire -Causes of Magadha's Success
11. Iranian and Macedonian Invasions
Iranian Invasion-Results of the Contact--Alexander's Invasion -Effects of Alexander's Invasion
12. State and Varna Society in the Age of the Buddha
Material Life-Administrative System-Army and Taxation The Republican Experiment-Social Orders and Legislation
13. The Age of the Mauryas
Chandragupta Maurya--Imperial Organization-Asoka (273-232 B.C)-Asokan Edicts--Impact of the Kalinga War--Internal Policy and Buddhism-Asoka's Place' ın History
14. Significance of the Maurya Rule!
State Control-Economic RegulationsSpread of Material Culture-Causes of the Fall of the Maurya Empire
15. Central Asian Contacts and Their Results
The Indo-Greeks-The Sakas--The Parthians-The Kushans Impact of Central Asian Contacts
16. The Age of the Satavahanas
Political History-Aspects of Material Culture Social Organization-Pattern of Administration-Religion--Architectura Language
OLD NCERT BOOK NAME :Ancient India by R. S. Sharma