A Peep into Political & Cultural History of Ancient & Medieval India for UPSC & State PSC Civil Services Examinations (Prelims + Main)

A Peep into Political & Cultural History of Ancient & Medieval India for UPSC & State PSC Civil Services Examinations (Prelims + Main)

Author : Raj Malhotra

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  • ISBN : 9789358708653
  • Pages : 632
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Imprint : S Chand Publishing
  • © year : 2024
  • Size : 8”x10.5”

Price : 659.00 527.20

A peep into Political and Cultural History of Ancient and medieval India is an essential guide for UPSC and State civil services examination aspirants, meticulously crafted to navigate the expansive timelines of India's rich history. Spanning from the enigmatic pre-historic period through the flourishing Indus Valley Civilization, the transformative Vedic and Later Vedic Ages, to the philosophical emergence of Buddhism and jainism, this book offers a comprehensive exploration of ancient india. It delves into the strategic political landscapes that shaped the subcontinent, including the rise of Magadha, the grandeur of the Mauryan and Gupta empires, the literary and cultural efflorescence of the Sangam Age, and the regional kingdoms that paved the way for a multifaceted socio-political milieu.
Transitioning into the medieval era, it captures the essence of southern India's kingdoms, the seismic shifts caused by Arab invasions, the dominance of the Delhi Sultnate, the reslience of the Vijaynagara Empire, and the splendor of the Mughal Empire, culminating in the rise of the Marathas. Moreover, the book enriches readers with a vibrant tapestry of Indian culture, exploring its sculptures, temple archtecture, philosophical schools, and the profound impact of movements like Bhakti and Sufism. it also celebrates the diversity of Indian dance, music, paintings, crafts, theatre, and literature, alongside the kaleidoscope of religions, languages, festivals, cinemas, and inscriptions that weave the intricate fabric of India society. This meticulously researched work is not just an academic resource but a doorway to understanding the complexity and dynamism of india's historical and cultural legacy, making it a must-read for those aiming to grasp the heart and soul of India's past for competitive examinations.

  • Tailored for UPSC civil services examinations
  • Analyzes key dynasties and empires with historical milestones.
  • Explores cultural evolutions, including arts, music, and literature.
  • Highlights the impact of major religions and philosophical movements.
  • Showcases India's heritage in architecture, dance, and music.
  • Strategically designed for easy exam preparation and revision.

Ancient History 
1. Pre-Historic Period 
2. Indus Valley Civilisation 
3. Vedic Age/ Aryan Age 
4. Later Vedic Age (1000-500 Bce) 
5. Emergence Of Buddhism & Jainism 
6. Territorial States And The Rise Of Magadha 
7. Mauryan Empire (324-187 Bce) 
8. Sangam Age 
9. Post Mauryan Period 
10. Gupta Age (320-550 Ad) 
11. Rise Of Harshavardan 
Medieval History 
12. The Regional Kingdoms 
13. Kingdoms Of Southern India 
14. Invasions Of Arab 
15. Delhi Sultanate 
16. Vijayanagara Empire 
17. Bahmani Kingdom 
18. Early Mughal Empire  
19. Consolidation & Expansion Of Mughal Empire Rule 
20. Rise Of Marathas 
Indian Culture
1. What Is Culture? 
2. Sculptures 
3. Temple Architecture 
4. Schools Of Indian Philosophy 
5. Bhakti Movement 
6. Sufism 
7. Indian Dance 
8. Indian Music 
9. Indian Paintings 
10. Indian Craft 
11. Indian Theatre And Drama 
12. Indian Puppetry 
13. Indian Languages & Literature 
14. Religions In India 
15. Indian Fairs & Festivals 
16. Indian Cinemas 
17. Popular Inscriptions 

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