Author: R C Majumdar
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Beginning with a kaleidoscopic picture of the general conditions of North India during600 BC - 320 AD depicts in full detail the growth of various dynasties like the Mauryas, the Sungas, the Kushanas. The history of South India and Ceylon during this period is treated at length. The special feature is the detailed treatment given to language and literature, political theory and administrative systems, education and architecture, sculpture and fine arts. 39 plates adequately illustrate the best specimens of the unique artistic achievements of this period.