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Author Singh, Upinder.

Title The Idea of Ancient India : Essays on Religion, Politics, and Archaeology
Published New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (483 pages)
Contents Cover ; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Introduction; SECTION I Religion and Region; 1 Sanchi: The History of the Patronage of an Ancient Buddhist Establishment; 2 Nagarjunakonda: Buddhism in the 'City of Victory'; 3 Cults and Shrines in Early Historical Mathura (c. 200 BC-AD 200); 4 Early Medieval Orissa: The Data and the Debate; SECTION II Archaeologists and the Modern Histories of Ancient Sites; 5 Archaeologists and Architectural Scholars in 19th Century India; 6 Amaravati: The Dismembering ofthe Mahācaitya (1797-1886)
13 Politics, Piety, and Patronage: The Burmese Engagement with BodhgayāAbout the Author; Index
7 Buddhism, Archaeology, and the Nation: Nagarjunakonda (1926-2006)8 Exile and Return: The Reinvention of Buddhism and Buddhist Sites in Modern India; SECTION III The Intersectionof Political Ideas and Practice; 9 Governing the State and the Self: Political Philosophy and Practice in the Edicts of Aśoka; 10 Politics, Violence, and War in Kāmandaka's Nītisāra; 11 The Power of a Poet: Kingship, Empire, and War in Kālidāsa's Raghuvaṁ śa; SECTION IV Looking beyond India to Asia ; 12 Gifts from Other Lands: Southeast Asian Religious Endowments in India
Summary A major contribution to the different perspectives and issues central to understanding ancient India
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Subject Archaeology and religion -- India.
Archaeology -- Political aspects -- India.
Buddhism -- India -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- India.
Inscriptions, Indic.
Sacred space -- India.
India -- Antiquities.
India -- History -- 324 B.C.-1000 A.D. -- Sources.
India -- History -- To 324 B.C. -- Sources.
India -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9351506452 (electronic bk.)
9789351506454 (electronic bk.)