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Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India

Chakrabarti, Dilip K.:
The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India : the Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties / Dilip K. Chakrabarti. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010 [OUP USA: 2011]. - 198 S.
ISBN 978-0-19-806989-8
Rs. 650,00 (OUP India)
US$ 14,77 (Eastern Book Corp.)
US$ 32,55 (D.K. Agencies)
US$ 60,00 (OUP USA)
DDC: 911.54; 911.34

How did different parts of the Indian subcontinent interact through out its ancient history? This book presents a new approach for understanding the political history of ancient India. It underlines how politics was enacted in various geographical orbits that kept interacting throughout the period without any fixed boundary or ‘divide’.
   Dilip Chakrabarti closely examines the focal geographical points along which ancient Indian dynasties tried to expand their political power and interact with other contemporary dynasties. The author highlights the range of geographical possibilities of the regional power centres of various periods in ancient India. He also underlines the extent to which they operated within that frame.
   The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India argues that the web of inter-regional interaction was not limited to a particular set of regions but had a pan-Indian ramification. None of the regions could therefore thrive in political isolation. It underscores that regions in ancient Indian history never had any immutable historical shape or identity but were fluid, both in their interactions and outlines. [Verlagsinformation]

1. The Purpose of the Volume
2. The First Orbits: The Dominance of the Gangetic India, Legendary Beginnings to c. 200 BC
3. The Shift of the Focus to Orissa, the Deccan and Malwa, c. 200 BC-c. 300 AD
4. The Re-emergence of the Gangetic Orbit, and the Regional Power Centres, c. 300 AD to c. 800 AD
5. The Supra-Regional Orbits of the North and the South, c. 800 AD to c. 1000 AD
6. The Thrusts and Counter-thrusts of Power, c. 1000 AD to c. 1300 AD
7. The Emerging Historical-Geographical Pattern of India's Ancient Political History

DILIP K. CHAKRABARTI is emeritus professor of South Asian Archaeology, and Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University. Profile page.

Quellen: Oxford University Press (India); Oxford University Press (USA); Eastern Book Corp.; D.K. Agencies; WorldCat