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The ancient South Asian world

Introduces the history, civilization, and peoples of ancient South Asia and examines the legacy of this world on the contemporary cultures of the countries which make up South Asia today
Print Book, English, ©2005
Oxford University Press, New York, ©2005
172 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
9780195222432, 9780195174229, 0195222431, 0195174224
Beads in the backyard
Mountains and monsoons
Stone serpents
Farmers and herders
Gadgets galore
Walls and wells
Scratches, seals, and symbols
The cities of the Indus
Going shopping
By land and by sea
Dying rivers and growing cities
Fire and sacrifice
Two great adventures
New Gods
Two gentle religions
Empires and evidence
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Nothing but a zero
Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha
The example of service
Who's in charge here, anyway?
A place for everyone and everyone in her place
South Asia's golden age
Gods, caves, and Kalidasa
The people are fond of festivity