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Ancient and Medieval Indian Thought

Ancient and Medieval Indian Thought
Themes and Traditions

Edited by:
  • Ankit Tomar - Department of Political Science, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi.
  • Suratha K. Malik - Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.

June 2020 | 302 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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

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

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ISBN: 9789353882310