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Cultural Glory of Ancient India: A Literary Overview

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The book surveys the Vedic literature, epics, Puranas, classical Sanskrit poetry and prose and the vast Sastras to throw light on diverse facets — from politics, religion and philosophy to agriculture, botany and architecture — of ancient Indian culture.

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ISBN 13 9788124601372
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 546
Edition 1st
Release Year 2000
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author Sures Chandra Banerji
Category Cultural Studies  
Weight 850.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

Product Details

India is a land of communities, and Kashmiri Pandits are one of them. Though they are the original inhabitants of the Kashmir valley famous the world over for its beauty and learning, they are living in their own country as refugees since 1989 due to religious persecution, ethnic cleansing and terrorism — their only fault lay in their religion, Hinduism. This book describes basically the life and times of the half-a-million people of this community living in peace and harmony with nature. It also delves into the march of the people from medieval times into the modern age and the impact of transport and communication technologies that opened a window for information flow into the valley cocooned for so long due to the high mountains all around. Customs and traditions are described in a changing scenario brought about by the introduction of the English language in the late 19th century.