Most widely held works about Romila Thapar
Most widely held works by Romila Thapar
A history of India by Romila Thapar ( Book )
52 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Early India : from the origins to AD 1300 by Romila Thapar ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Aśoka and the decline of the Mauryas by Romila Thapar ( Book )
29 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Study on Indian history at the time of Aśoka, King of Magadha, fl. 272 B.C.-232 B.C., and Maurya dynasty.
Beyond hate ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Through the experiences of world figures, gang leaders, and young people trying to cope with violence in their lives, Beyond hate chronicles the impact of hate on its victims, and probes its many dimensions. Moyers listens to those gripped by hatred and those victimized by it. He also focuses on individuals and groups who are working to move beyond hatred to achieve tolerance and acceptance.
Interpreting early India by Romila Thapar ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
From lineage to state : social formations in the mid-first millennium B.C. in the Ganga Valley by Romila Thapar ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Somanatha : the many voices of a history by Romila Thapar ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
"In 1029, Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni raided the Hindu temple of Somanatha (Somnath in textbooks of the colonial period). The story of the raid finds little mention except in the Turko-Persian sources but becomes a major event of Indian history during the raj. It was first depicted as a trauma for the Hindu population not in India, but in the House of Commons. The triumphalist accounts of the event in Turco-Persian sources became the main source for most 19th-century historians. It suited some and also helped the British to divide and rule a multi-millioned subcontinent." "In her new book, Romila Thapar reconstructs what took place by studying other sources, including local Sanskrit inscriptions, biographies of kings and merchants of the period, court epics and popular narratives that have survived. The result undermines the traditional version of what took place. These findings also contest the current Hindu religious nationalism that constantly utilises the conventional version of this history."--BOOK JACKET.
Ancient Indian social history : some interpretations by Romila Thapar ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Cultural pasts : essays in early Indian history by Romila Thapar ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Early India : from the origins to A.D. 1300 by Romila Thapar ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
This revised version of Thapar's classic History of India, Volume 1 (CH, Dec'67) starts with a complete historiographical analysis ("Perceptions of the Past"); traverses the Indus River civilizations, the Hindu epics, the Indo-Aryan migrations, the rise and fall of the Mauryas and Guptas, the wide-ranging activities of merchant communities on the Malabar and Coromandel coasts, and the establishment of various kingdoms in central and southern India. It ends with "Distributive Political Economies and Regional Cultures in Northern India, c. 800-1300." Claims by today's strident Hindu (Bharata Janata Party) nationalists are refuted by Thapar's basic thesis: the first millennium saw neither an Aryan conquest resulting in the spread of a homogenous culture, nor the articulation of an indigenous culture untouched by anything extraneous. History points to "a range of societies with varied origins attempting to establish a presence or dominance." Moreover, the Buddhism practiced by India's ancient hero, the Emperor Ashoka, was more than a religious belief; it was a social and intellectual movement emphasizing, above all, tolerance--a sound lesson for our own time. Maps, glossary, and a complete bibliography enhance this definitive work for advanced scholars.-http://www.booksinprint.com.
Situating Indian history : for Sarvepalli Gopal ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
History and beyond by Romila Thapar ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Śakuntalā : texts, readings, histories by Romila Thapar ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
<DIV>The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms in South Asian literature--most famously in the Mahabharata and in the fourth century Sanskrit play, <EM>Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection</EM>, by Kalidasa. She has historically been important in th.
Tradition, dissent and ideology : essays in honour of Romila Thapar ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
India revisited : conversations on contemporary India ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
In India Revisited, Ramin Jahanbegloo converses with twentyseven leading India personalities-social scientists, journalists, activists, artists, and sports persons-to gain an understanding of contemporary Indian society. Breaking new ground in the East-East dialogue, this book reveals that something more than economic wealth, political power, and technological ambition is needed to combat corruption, poverty, and inequality in India. This, for all of Jahanbeglioo's interviewees, is in line with the the social thinking of great thinkers like Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore, and the strength of the pluralistic Indian religious and cultural framework. India Revisited gives a one-of-a-kind view of contemporary India, seen through the eyes of those who have engaged ith the country, her people, and culture through their work and lives.
Time as a metaphor of history : early India by Romila Thapar ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
It has long been maintained that the only concept of time known to early India was cyclic. This in part accounts for the Indian denial of history, since a sense of history is based on linear time. This study sets the argument in the context of links between time and history. It indicates the existence of linear time in Indian texts, such as genealogies, biographies, and chronicles, where time-reckoning was recorded through generations, regnal years and eras. It is suggested that cyclic and linear time were both used, but that their functions differed. Cyclic time occurs frequently in cosmological contexts and linear time in historical sources. The author argues that historical consciousness existed in early India.
Krishna's mandala : Bhagavata religion and beyond by D. Dennis Hudson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"This posthumous volume brings together seminal essays by one of the foremost American scholars on the religions of India. Exploring the ancient Indian milieu with an innate sense of mandala, 'the surround', D. Dennis Hudson's writings constantly engaged with the core of Bhagavata dharma -- Krishna as preceptor and lover in the real world. Hudson was driven by a desire to understand how this ancient vision of Vishnu's forceful, subtle activity managed to stay alive in south India as rulers, poets, and ordinary people changed. This collection is divided into three parts. The first part, 'Tales of Two Cities', deals with the physical, conceptual, ritual, and moral layouts of two ancient Tamil capitals -- Madurai and Kanchipuram. The second, 'Reading Bhagavata Texts -- Temples and Tomes', proposes radical interpretations of two familiar texts, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Bhagavata Purana, and shows how they connect to temple architecture. The final section, 'Andal and the Sri Vaishnava World', explores the connections between Bhagavata religion and gender, underlining the example of Andal, the only woman Alvar saint. In the introduction, John Stratton Hawley highlights the crosscurrents in Dennis Hudson's writings and situates this collection in the larger context of Hudson's academic and personal world. The foreword by Romila Thapar depicts a vigorous, passionate scholar 'not driven by scholarship alone'." -- Book jacket.
The Penguin history of early India : from the origins to AD 1300 by Romila Thapar ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Recent perspectives of early Indian history ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Indian tales by Romila Thapar ( Book )
7 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Anger Āṇṭāḷ Architecture Asia--Ganges River Valley Aśoka,--King of Magadha,--fl. 259 B.C Bhagavadgītā Biography Civilization Communalism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Emotions Films for the hearing impaired Freedom of speech Hate Hate crimes Hindu chronology Hinduism and culture Hindu temples Historiography History History--Sources Holocaust survivors Hostility (Psychology) India India--Tamil Nadu Indic drama Indo-Aryans--Origin Interviews Jahanbegloo, Ramin Kings and rulers Krishna (Hindu deity)--Cult Literature Mahmud,--Sultan of Ghazni,--971-1030 Metzger, Tom Narration (Rhetoric) Nationalism Political science Prejudices Puranas. Religion Rewal, Raj Śakuntalā (Hindu mythology) Śakuntalā (Kālidāsa) Social history Social history--Historiography Somanatha Temple (Somnāth, India) Tales United States Vaishnavism White supremacy movements
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