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Sources of Ancient Indian History

Posted May 18th, 2015 at 09:24 PM by tornada
Updated May 18th, 2015 at 09:26 PM by tornada

I wrote this mostly as an explanation for a first year student who had asked me what are the different sources on Ancient History (We have an exam question on that) so that he could study this. There's very little "research" in this, its mostly a compilation of sources, and its not exhaustive. Merely an introduction to what sort of sources we use in Ancient India. Hopefully, some will find this a useful introduction to the study of Indian History

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Historical Narratives in the Mahabharata

Posted April 8th, 2015 at 11:03 PM by tornada
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The Mahabharata is one the longest examples of literature known to Man. It is an epic that has often been described in superlative terms for the breadth of human experience that it covers. Sayings such as “if it has happened in politics, there’s a story in the Mahabharata about it” are common in the various regions and languages of the subcontinent. The Mahabharata is an epic that talks extensively of the nature of politics, of human interactions. At its core, the Mahabharata is as much a text covering...
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