Author: Romila Thapar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195626753
This book attempts to define Indian society in the mid-first millennium BC, in the Ganga valley.
It looks at the change from a lineage-based society to the establishment of state systems. It also provides insights into environmental influences on settlements, the particularities of caste, the role of rituals and the interaction of ideology with these changes.