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Ancient and Medieval Indian Thought: Themes and Traditions

Ancient and Medieval Indian Thought: Themes and Traditions

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Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Year 01/06/2020
Pages 316
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9789353882310
Categories Political science & theory
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This textbook offers a lucid and comprehensive account of pre-modern Indian thought and traditions. The book will serve as a helpful reference for undergraduate and post-graduate students of Political Science, Sociology, History and Social Work.This book can also be useful for UGC NET and Civil Service Aspirants It aims to unravel the ideas and thoughts of ancient and medieval thinkers and various intellectual traditions of the Indian sub-continent. The book departs from the conventional approach and carries a context-driven conceptualization of major strands of pre-modern Indian thought. Further, it provides a roadmap to orient the students to the main themes and traditions of Indian socio-political thought. Ancient and Medieval Indian Thought will help the reader to understand the basic concepts of Indian political thought and develop a critical understanding of the major themes and issues such as community, state, kingship, culture and religion as perceived by different thinkers. This multi-authored volume has been designed as a core and invaluable resource for the students, researchers and teachers of political science, sociology and history, and will also be useful for the scholars of other sub-fields of social sciences. Key Features: * Concise and well-balanced coverage of thoughts, ideas and traditions from multi-disciplinary perspective * Extensive summary and glossary terms at the end of each chapter to help the readers recapitulate better * Thought-provoking review questions and suggestions for further reading to enrich the teaching-learning experience

Ancient and Medieval Indian Thought: Themes and Traditions

Table of contents

Foreword by Ranjan Chakrabarti
Preface
Introduction by Sibaji Pratim Basu
Part I: Ancient Indian Thought and Traditions
Dharma in Ancient India: The Moral Law of the Cosmos - Suratha Kumar Malik
Ancient India: Conception and Forms of Community - Praveen Kumar
Vedas and the Brahmanic Tradition: The Cradle of Hinduism - Kanchan Saxena
Manu: A Progenitor of Humanity - Mona Singh
Ya-jn?avalkya: A Vedic Sage - Swasti Alpana
Carvaka-Lokayata Tradition: A Tradition of Materialist Philosophy - Balaganapathi Devarakonda and Jayshree Jha
Shramanic Tradition: An Ascetic Reformism - Ankit Tomar
Sukraniti: A Political Treatise - Prabira Sethy
Digha Nikaya (Aggannasutta): Theory of Kingship and A?guttara - Nikaya Ish N Mishra
Santi Parva of Mahabharata: Ideas on the Kingship and Da??aniti - Varun Kumar Tripathi
Kau?ilya: A Pragmatic Thinker - Ramakrushna Pradhan
Part II: Medieval Indian Thought and Traditions
Medieval India: State, Society and Religion - Ritu Sharma
Ziyauddin Barani: Ideas on Good Sultan and Ideal Polity - Santosh Kumar Mallik and Ramesha Chandra Mahanta
Abul Fazl: Views on Governance and Administration - Sumit Mukerji
Islamic Tradition: A Tradition of Human Affairs and Classical Heritage - Iftekhar Ahmad
Sufi Tradition In Medieval India - S M Azizuddin Husain
Kabir: An Indian Mystic Saint - Prabira Sethy
Women in Bhakti Tradition: A Critical Reflection - Krishna Menon
Syncretic Tradition: A Tradition of Assimilation - Rajendra Kumar Pandey
Index

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