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Gem in the lotus: the seeding of Indian civilisation

Author: Eraly, Abraham Publisher: Penguin Books, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 586 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780141004389Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Gem in the Lotus The Seeding of Indian Civilisation Contents Acknowledgements ix 1 3 18 34 43 49 61 63 71 92 99 113 128 139 152 168 181 183 193 208 221 237 239 250 Chapter One: The Genesis 1. The Rose-apple Land 2. Enigma of the Indus Valley 3. Priest-kings and Merchant Princes 4. Gods of the Valley 5. Rigor Mortis Chapter Two: Vedic India 1. Indra's Legions 2. The Vedic Corpus 3. The Domestication of Aryans 4. The War-begotten King 5. Colour and Caste 6. "Chant am I, verse thou" 7. Unto Us a Happy Mind 8. Across the Void a Dividing Line 9. Gods of the Mountain Chapter Three: The Age of Ferment 1. Twilight of the Gods 2. Neyti! Neyti! 3. Rebels and Prophets 4. The Ford-maker Chapter Four: Gem in the Lotus 1. A Saviour is Born 2. The Middle Path 3. 4. 5. 6. The Fire Sermon TIE: Journey's End Monkey and the Pitch-trap Ehi Bhikkhu! 260 272 285 307 327 329 341 355 369 381 383 391 403 413 425 427 440 456 469 479 494 507 509 523 534 543 563 564 570 Chapter Five: The First Empire 1. The Patricides 2. A Greek Interlude 3. Live Short, Live Much 4. Kautilya's Revenge Chapter Six: The Forgotten Emperor 1. The Wicked Prince 2. "All men are my children" 3. Beloved of the Gods 4. Asoka's End-life Crisis Chapter Seven: The Clockwork State 1. All for the King 2. The Leviathan 3. Mauryan State Capitalism 4. The Great Tax Heist 5. Kautilyan Commandments 6. Enemy and the Enemy of the Enemy Chapter Eight: The Never-Never Land 1. Greek Fables 2. Women, Sophists and Cannibals 3. Mlecchas and Sages Incidental Data Notes Bibliography Index

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