Home New Releases Bestseller Self Publishing About Us Contact Us HelpDesk
Download Catalogue
  Our Catalogue
   British India
   Fine Arts
   History: Medieval
   Home Science
   Indian Mutiny 1857
   Jat History
   Library Science
   Performing Arts: Music
   Political Science: Public Administration
   Public Health
   Religion: Hinduism
   Religion: Islam
   Religion: Jainism
   Religion: Sikhism
   Tibet & Tibetan Studies
   Tribal Studies

Book Details

Historical Geography of India (in 2 Vols.)
Collection of Articles from the Indian Historical Quarterly
Devendra Swarup
Bibliography : xvi, 602pp., 2 Plates, Demy 8vo.
HB ISBN (10) : 8188629359
HB ISBN (13) : 9788188629350

(HB) List Price US$ :

About the Book:

The present book in two volumes presents 62 articles on the Historical Geography of India written by eminent scholars of the older generation. Their insightful wisdom and painstaking research reflected in these articles will guide us a correct understanding of the historical place-names connected with political as well as religious march of our civilizational history.

The articles have been arranged here is some topical order.

1. The first two articles penned down by H C Ray Chaudhuri and Vasudeva Sharan Agarwal respectively, clearly underline the importance and utility of the discipline called Historical Geography.

2. Subsequent articles present geographical data available in individual literary or epigraphic sources˛such as Panini, Dharmashastras, Yadavapakasa, Agni Purana, Kalachuri inscriptions etc.

3. Next section brings together efforts by different scholars to identify and trace the history of specific historical places or pilgrimage centres. For example Sri Lanka of the Ramayana, Dwarka and Kurukshetra of the Mahabharata etc. These articles would show how scholars have strived to identify the location of an ancient place-name, and how they have sometimes arrived at quite different identifications.

4. In some articles the data about ancient ethnic groups or tribes such as ancient Tamils, Nagas, Chedis, Hunas, Yavanas, Kambojas etc. has been analysed.

5. Very useful data on fauna found in the Valmiki Ramayana and in the writings of Kalidasa has also been included in these volumes.

We hope that the material collected here will be found not only useful but inspiring for further reserarch in this important but neglected field of study.

About the Author:

Devendra Swarup (Born 1926) taught history in the University of Delhi from 1964-1991, retired as a Reader.

Former Director, Deendayal Research Institute, New Delhi and edited its Quarterly Research Journal MANTHAN (English and Hindi separately).

Historical Geography of India (in 2 Vols.), by Devendra Swarup


Home   |     New Releases  |   Bestseller  |     Self Publishing   |    About Us   |   Contact Us   |   HelpDesk

© No part of this website may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means
without prior written permission of Low Price Publications

A Creation of Crux Infotech