Author: Dilip Kumar Ganguly
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170173043
Not withstanding the remarkable progress in the realm of historical enquiry in our country, ancient India still remains a mysterious domain where the extant source-materials have proved to be inadequate and dubious. This explains why so many topics of ancient Indian history and culture have raged unending controversies among the historians.
The present work mostly revolves around a few such controversial issues, which have been objectively studied afresh in the light of the available data, literary and archaeological.
The imperial mauryas: some problems
The pala kings of Bengal and Bihar
Side-lights on the religious life of ancient orissa
The satamana metallic currency
Some disquieting features of Indian archaeology
Different categories of the Brahmin donees
Historical researches in west Bengal
Professor dines Chandra Sigar (1907-1985)
Appendix: Orissa and her heritage