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Indian History Part 61 The Dance of the Religions Section I: The Assiduous Power of Hinduism

Canberra, 10 December 2017   From the earliest times, Indian civilisation has flourished within the confines of a great social and religious system called Hinduism. Although Hinduism is now equated to a religion, it has always been, and continues to be, a system as old and unique as the civilisation that it nurtured. The initiation, […]

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INDIAN HISTORY Part 20 THE CONCEPT OF STATE AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN ANCIENT INDIA Section II Feudalism, Governance and Justice

Canberra, 9 December 2013 Vassal Kingdoms and Republican Tribes The concept of feudalism has been defined in various ways in different times and contexts and has connoted different meanings in diverse nations of the world. The understanding of feudalism in its various nuances are not pertinent to this discussion and therefore, the chapter is being […]

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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 20

¬†Singapore, 28 November 2013 THE CONCEPT OF STATE AND POLITICAL THOUGHT IN ANCIENT INDIA Section I Statecraft and the Concept of Kingship Early political thought developed in India almost independent of any external influence. There is a distinct difference between the political thought that developed in the Indian sub-continent over the years and the one […]

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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 11

Canberra, 5 May 2013 THE GLORY OF THE MAURYAS Section III The Imperial Mauryan Rule The Maurya Empire was of unprecedented size with its geography being extremely varied encompassing jungles, mountains, deserts and flood-plains. Similarly the population was also diverse, consisting of nomadic hunter gatherers, slash-and-burn tribesmen, pastoral herdsmen, fishing communities, regular farmers, and urbanised […]

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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 11

Jakarta, 12 April 2013 THE GLORY OF THE MAURYAS Section I The Beginnings Between the years 321 and 185 BC three generations of a dynasty carved out the first pan-Indian empire‚ÄĒthe Mauryas. This empire covered an area of 5,000,000 square kilometres and comprised almost the entire sub-continent, and had an estimated population of 50-60 million […]

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