Development of Material Culture in Ancient India

Development of Material Culture in Ancient India

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Author: Malati Mahajan
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 1986
Language: English
Pages: 339
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818505598X

Description

The progress of human civilization is closely linked up with the development of material culture, which enriches the life of the people. This book goes back to the period when iron came to be used first on a large scale for manufacturing implements, tools, weapons and other objects of daily use and is stretched up to 300 A D, which is considered as the beginning of the golden age of the Indian history.

The vast data available in various excavation reports has been arranged chronologically and analysed under different categories like architecture, household objects, dress and ornaments, games and amusements, tools, and weapons, food and drinks, conveyance and trade routes, with a view to trace their antiquity and development during this period. This material is amply corroborated by the contemporary literary and sculptural evidences.

Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

ABBREVIATIONS

LIST OF FIGURES

Chapter 1 : Sources for the Study of Material Culture
Chapter 2 : Religious Background of Material Culture
Chapter 3 : Architecture
Chapter 4 : Household objects
Chapter 5 : Dress and Ornaments
Chapter 6 : Tools and Weapons
Chapter 7 : Food, Drinks, Games and Amusements
Chapter 8 : Conveyances, Trade Routes an Ports
Chapter 9 : Epilogue

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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