Society and Culture in Post-Mauryan India

c. 200 BC - AD 300

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu

Contributor Kesavan Veluthat

978-93-82381-75-4

Tulika Books, New Delhi,

160 pages

Series: People's History of India - 7

Price INR 160.00
Book Club Price INR 128.00
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This book is the companion volume to A People's History of India - 6, which gave an account of the political and economic history of the post-Mauryan period from c. 200 BC to AD 300. The present volume deals with the important aspects of the society and culture of the same period. It traces the diffusion of the caste system and describes its detailed codification. The major changes in religion, notably the emergence of Mahayana Buddhism and Bhakti in Brahmanism, are surveyed in depth. The reader will also find much that is fresh and enlightening in the accounts of sculpture, languages, and literature, all fields in which the period saw much innovation and change.

Other volumes available in the People's History of India series:

1. Prehistory
2. The Indus Civilization
3. The Vedic Age
4. The Age of Iron and the Religious Revolution, c. 700 - c. 350 BC
5. Mauryan India
6. Post Mauryan India, 200 BC - AD 300
14. Economic History of India, AD 1206-1526, The Period of the Delhi Sultanate and the Vijayanagara Empire
20. Technology in Medieval India, c. 650-1750
23. The Establishment of British Rule, 1757-1813
25. Indian Economy Under Early British Rule, 1757-1857
28. Indian Economy, 1858-1914
30. The National Movement: Origins and Early Phase to 1918
36. Man and Environment

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu is Professor of History at the University of Delhi. His recent publications include The Changing Gaze: Regions and the Construction of Early India (2013) and Interrogating Political Systems: Integrative Processes and States in Pre-Modern India (2015; edited, with Hermann Kulke).


Kesavan Veluthat

Kesavan Veluthat is Professor of History at the University of Delhi. His more important publications include The Political Structure of Early Medieval South India (1993), The Early Medieval in South India (2009) and Brahman Settlements in Kerala (2013; second edition).