Author: Raymond Allchin
Publisher: Cambridge University press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185618720
Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and line diagrams, this work incorporates the results of the most recent research offering an original and stimulating perspective on the archaeology of the subcontinent.
Many spectacular discoveries of archaeological significance have been made in the Indian subcontinent since the first appearance of Raymond and Bridget Allchin' book: The Birth of Indian Civilization, for long the most authoritative and widely read text on its subject.
Advances in related fields, particularly in geomorphology, palaeobotany and palaeoclimatology, have also radically altered our picture of the emergence of Indian civilization. In this work, the authors have completely revised and rewritten their earlier work to present an integrated and dynamic account of human culture in South Asia.
An invaluable offering to students of South Asian culture and early history. It will also appeal to anyone interested in historical geography, world prehistory and archaeology in general.
Raymond Allchin is Reader in Indian Studies, University of Cambridge; Bridget Allchin is Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
List of tables and figures
Archaeology in South Asia
The earliest South Asians
Hunter-gatherers and nomadic pastoralists
The First Agricultural Communities
The Early Indus Period
The Mature Indus Civilization - 1
The Mature Indus Civilization - 2
THE LEGACY OF THE INDUS CIVILIZATION
The aftermath of the Indus civilization in the Indus and Ganges Systems
The aftermath of the Indus Civilization in Peninsular India
The arrival of Indo-Aryan speaking people and the spread of the Indo-Aryan languages
The Iron Age and the emergence of classical Indian civilization
Subcontinental unity and regional diversity
Select general bibliography