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Ancient India as described in classical literature

being a collection Greek and Latin texts relating to India, extracted from Herodotus, Strabo, Plinius, Aelianus, Kosmas, Bordesanes, Porphyrios, Strobaios, Dion Chrysostom, Dionysios, Philostratos, Nonnos, Dioclorus Siculus, the itinerary and romance history of Alexander and other works

by John Watson M"Crindle

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Published by Ad Orientem in St. Leonards .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • India -- Historical geography,
  • India -- History -- To 324 B.C.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS451 M13, DS451 M13 1971
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 226 p.
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19898949M
    ISBN 109060221109

    This short write-up on ancient Indian history contains information on ancient India culture and ancient India civilization. The History of India begins with the Indus Valley Civilization and the coming of the Aryans. These two phases are generally described as the pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. The earliest literary source that sheds light on. This is a comprehensive, intelligible and interesting portrait of Ancient Indian History and Civilization from a national historical point of view. The work is divided into three broad divisions of the natural course of cultural development in Ancient India: (1) From the prehistoric age to B.C., (2) From B.C. to A.D., (3) From A.D. to A.D.4/5(4).

    In ancient India, roots to mathematics can be traced to Vedic literature, which are around years old. Between BC and AD, a number of mathematical treatises were authored in India. Will Durant, American historian () said that India was the mother of our philosophy of much of our mathematics. The Three Ages of the West. Western history can be divided into three ages: ancient, medieval, and ages are reflected in all facets of Western culture, including politics, science, visual art, and literature.. The ancient period featured Greco-Roman culture (the collective culture of ancient Greece and Rome), which became the foundation of Western culture.

    J.W. McCrindle (tr. & ed.), Ancient India as described by Ptolemy (). J.W. McCrindle (tr. & ed.), Ancient India as described in Classical Literature: being a Collection of Greek and Latin Texts relating to India extracted from Herodotos etc. (). Most notably, ancient India presents us with by far the largest literature that has survived from the ancient world. The Vedic literature of India, by all accounts dating from well before the time of the Buddha ( BCE) and by traditional accounts extending back well over five thousand years ( BCE), covers several thousand pages.


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Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: Book Title: Ancient India as described in classical literature Book Author: McCrindle, J.W.

New Delhi, India, Hard Cover. Condition: New. Reprint. This book, Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature by John dle, contains the annotated translation of extracts pertaining to India from the works of Herodotos, Strabo, Plinius, Aelianus and others.

Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature; Being a Collection of Greek and Latin Texts Relating to India, Extracted from Herodotus and Other boo 4/5(2). About the Book This book, Ancient India as described in Classical Literature by John W. McCrindle contains the annotated translation of extracts pertaining to India from the works of Herodotos, Strabo.

Plinius, Aelianus, and others. It is veritable treasure house of information on a horde of subjects ranging from animals to the campaigns of Alexander. Ancient India as described in Classical Literature. Being a Collection of Greek and Latin Texts relating to India, extracted from Herodotos, Strabo, Plinius, Aelianus, Kosmas, Bardesanes, Porphyrios, Strobaios, Dion Chrysostom, Dionysios, Philostratos, Nonnos, Diodorus Siculus, The Itinerary and Romance History of Alexander, and other works.

Ancient India as described in classical literature; being a collection of Greek and Latin texts relating to India, extracted from Herodotus, Strabo, Diodorus Siculus, Pliny, Aelian, Philostratus, Dion Chrysostom, Porphyry, Stobaeus, the Itinerary of Alexander the Great, the Periêgêsis of Dionysius, the Dionysiaka of Nonnus, the Romance history of Alexander and other works.

Ancient India as described in classical literature; being a collection of Greek and Latin texts relating to India, extracted from Herodotus, Strabo, Plinius, Aelianus, Kosmas, Bardesanes, Porphyrios, Strobaios, Dion Chrysostom, Dionysios, Philostratos, Nonnos, Diodorus Siculus, the Itinerary and Romance history of Alexander and other works.

“Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature”, J.W. M’Crindle, Archibald Constable and Company Ltd, Westminster, pp., (). Reports from classical literature on diamonds and other gems in early India are mentioned (pp.

COVID19 Delays: Please note we are accepting orders but please expect delays due to the impact of COVID19 on logistcs and procurement. All. Sacred hymns, which are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.

There are four Vedas, and these constitute the Hindu canon. Vedic school. Each school taught a Veda in a specific way, over time evolving. About the Book Ancient India as described by Megasthenes and Arrian is a classic work on the ancient geography of India. This is an English translation of the fragments of the Indika of Megasthenes collected by Dr.

Schwanbeck, and of the first part of the Indika of Arrian. About the Author John Watson McCrindle was born near Maybole, Ayrshire, educated at Maybole and. While ancient myths are products of their time, they evolve, too. Between reprints and verbal iterations (which is how these myths were initially passed down), changes in the narrative are inevitable.

Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature by John W. McCrindle. COVID19 Delays: Please note we are accepting orders but please expect delays due to the impact of COVID19 on logistcs and procurement.

In practice, classical literature generally refers to the literature of Ancient Greece and the Golden and Silver Ages of Rome, although there are also classical literary traditions in many other ancient civilizations. The label is sometimes used to describe English and French literature of the 17th Century and early 18th Century (Shakespeare.

In Southern India, the ancient Indian writings were written in four Dravidian languages which developed their own script and literature, these are, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam. Among these, Tamil is the oldest with literature dating back to early centuries of Christian era. A brief treatment of Indian literature follows.

For a fuller treatment, see South Asian arts: Literature. See also Islamic arts: Islamic literatures, India: The arts, Pakistan: The arts, and Bangladesh: The arts. The earliest Indian literature took the form of the canonical Hindu sacred writings, known as the Veda, which were written in the Veda were added prose.

Literature in Ancient India. The earliest known work of the Aryans in India was the Rig Veda which is a collection of hymns in Vedic Sanskrit. Most of the hymns are in praise of different Vedic deities and were intended for recitation at the Yajnas or sacrifices.

Many of them are beautiful descriptions of nature. Raghavan contends that centuries-old documents in Sanskrit (the classical language of India and Hinduism) prove that aliens from outer space visited his nation. "Fifty years of researching this ancient works convinces me that there are livings beings on other planets, and that they visited earth as far back as4, B.C.", the scholar says.

The ancient vast subcontinent of India was popular as Bharatavarsha (the land of Bharata), which was the part of southern Jambudvipa.(Ancient literature) Geography of India in Indian Literature The Geography of India that played a significant role in shaping ancient Indian history has been described much expressively in ancient Indian literature.

Ancient india as described in classical literature Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. Economically, India often seems like two separate countries: village India, supported by traditional agriculture, where tens of millions live below the poverty line; and urban India, one of the most heavily industrialized areas in the world, with an increasingly middle-class population and a fast-growing economy (and also much poverty).ADVERTISEMENTS: Indian Geography: Geographical Information on Ancient India!

Indian geography has a long history. In fact, various geographical concepts have been developing in our country since the dawn of Indian civilization.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Though a systematic account of the classical Indian geographical concepts is not available in a book form, yet some .The Ancient Indian Literature. The ancient literature is the crowning glory of the Indian civilization.

No other part of the world has produced such voluminous literature of knowledge and wisdom. The Vedas are the most celebrated possessions of the mankind.

The Rig Veda is the oldest literary work in the history of the world.