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The Ancient South Asian World (world In Ancient Times)

Ancient South Asian World

I plan to share with you a great child's book titled Ancient South Asian World. The author is Jonathan Mark Kenoyer / Kimberley Heuston and the publisher is Oxford University Press, USA. The was available in June of 2005. The book has 176 pages. It's 0.62" Height x 9.32" Length x 7.82" Width and has got a weight of 1.29 lbs, select the hyperlink below.

Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195174224
Author: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer / Kimberley Heuston

A young archaeologist finds a primitive hand axe that is believed to grow to be over 400,000 years old. Ancient texts and an epic poem called the Ramayana explain the practices and beliefs of Brahmanism and how they evolved into Hinduism. Engineers building a railroad discover that the gravel they're using is really 5,000-year-old crumbling brick from the ancient Indus Valley civilization. From geography and weather to Hindu gods and intellectual traditions, the characters and stories in The Ancient South Asian World weave the history of this vibrant region. The sacred epic named the Mahabharata helps explain the improvement from the caste system. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer and Kimberley Heuston use ancient beads, terracotta pots, trash found inside a sewer, and numerous other major sources to trace the history of this diverse region. An Englishman living in India is fascinated by the mysterious script on the ancient coins he collects and functions feverishly to decode the long-lost language. These are numerous in the clues to a fascinating history that you'll read about in The Ancient South Asian World. In these pages will be the story of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, who used the energy of knowledge rather than physical force to rule his people-an unusual idea in the time. Columns inscribed by Emperor Ashoka illustrate the spread of Buddhism throughout the South Asian world.


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