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Results 1 – 16 of OLD NCERT BOOKS – 1) Ancient India- R.S. SHARMA India’s Ancient Past Edition . by Prof. R. S. Sharma and Vasanti Fadake. Ancient India R S Sharma Pdf Download Old NCERT NCERT, Book, History,. WhatsApp. Print Friendly Version of this page Print Get a PDF. The NCERT had entrusted the lesponsibility of preparing courses and . CHAPTER 1 The Importance of Ancient Indian History The study of ancient Indian .

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The geographical area of these four, sites also coincides with that of a good portion of the area represented by the Rig Veda.

prof.rr.s.sharma D Kolar is considered to be the earli- est capital of the Gangas of south Karnataka. Indian History – Agnihotri 3. Give an account of the Harappan pottery and terracottas.

But it is the indigenous product of tha Indus region, and does not show any connection with the scripts of Western Asia. C They came into conflict with the indigenous inhabitants called the 1 dasas, dasyus, etc Since tho dasas are also mentioned m the ancient Iranian literature, they seem to have been a branch of the early Aryans.

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Account for the end of the Harappan civilization. Varuna was supposed to uphold the natural order, and whatever happen- ed in the world was thought to be the reflection prof.r.s.shrama his desires Soma was considered to be the god of plants, and an intoxicating drink is named after him.

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D and its use became widespread in the fourth and fifth centuries. Further, even with great effort they could not produce more than what they needed for their bare subsistence. Therefore, I thought that Mr. Even then the prac- tice of engraving inscriptions on stone continued in south India on a large scale.


Their earliest settlements appear m Malwa and central India, such as those in Kayatha and Eran; those in western Maharashtra appeared later; and those in West Ineia were perhaps the last to emerge. In prof.r.s.sgarma parts, especially ip western Maha- rashtra and Rajasthan the chalcolithic people seem to have been colonisers. Rig Veda Indra is callod Purandara, which ‘means that he was the breaker of forts.

Apart from the civilization activities that happened in the gangetic plains, the book has chapters that elucidate the south indian history too.

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Terracotta Figurines We get many figurines made of fire-baked earthen clay, commonly called terracotta. Although over Harappan sites are known, only six can be regarded as cities.

Domestication of Animals Although the Harappans practised agricul- ture, animals were kept on a large scale Oxen, buffaloes, goats, sheep and prfo.r.s.sharma were domestica- ted The humped bulls were favoured by the Harappans From the very beginning dogs were regarded as pets Cats were also domesticated, and signs of nccert feet of both dogs and cats have been noticed They also kept asses and camels, which were possibly used as beasts of burden.

The book is, without doubt, a classic nfert on the ancient history of India with easy-to-search contents. Evidence of the horse comes from a superficial level of Mohenjo-daro and from a doubtful terracotta figurine from Lothal. The term for war in the Rig Veda Vis gavisthi or search for cows.

The last type of pottery was most popular with them, and has been found almost all over, western Uttar’ Pradesh. Prof.r.s.aharma seems that as early as B C.

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The Harappan script is not alphabetical but mainly pictographic, Attempts have been made to compare it with the contemporary scripts of Mesopotamia and Egypt. CHAPTER 2 The Construction of Ancient Indian History Material Remains The ancient Indians left innumerable material remains The stone temples in south India and the brick monasteries in eastern India still stand to remind us ‘of the great building activi- ties of the past But the major part of these remains lies buried in the mounds scattered all over the country.


Therefore it would be wrong tij think that priests ruled in Harappa, as they did in the cities of Lower Mesopotamia.

Inscriptions began to be composed m regional languages m the ninth and tenth cen- turies Most inscriptions bearing on the history ncedt Maurya, post-Maurya and Gupta times nave been published in a series ol collections called Corpus Insci iptionum Inchcannn. Especially the Ganga-Yamuna doab proved to be the most coveted and contested area. Those found in Balu- chistan also seem to be fairly old.

India is called the Land of the Seven Riveis. Its total area is 4, square kilometres. The coastal areas along the Eastern and Western Ghats attracted sett lei s and traders, and the south cained on-a flourishing foreign bade. These were mostly engraved on copper plates They record the grants of lands, revenues and villages made to monks, priests, temples, monasteries, vassals and officials. They used not only polished tools- of stone, but what is more interesting, they used numerous prof.r.s.shatma and weapons made of bone.

Many of these hoards, containing not only Indian coins but also those ancientt abroad such as in the Roman empire, necrt been discovered m different parts of the country. The topics were arranged in such a way that we will feel the flow as we munch the chapters one by one.

The study of coins is called numismatics.