Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Weekend Book sale - 25% + 10% off on all Books
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Perennials)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Perennials)
Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Perennials)
Description
Back of the Book

This classic provides a comprehensive account of the history of the Mauryas with a special emphasis on the reign and activities of Asoka.

It examines the sources socio economic conditions administration Dhamma foreign relations, and the decline of the Mauryas. This edition comes with a new pre word which updates research on the subject.

This oxford India Perennials edition is testimony to the book’s status as the most authoritative work on the Mauryas since its first publication in 1961.

Romila Thapar is Prof. Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. She is Fellow of the British Academy in 2008 she was awarded Kluge Prize for lifetime Achievement in the Humanities.

 

Preface

The reign of Asoka began to attract the attention of historians well over a century ago. In 1837, James Prinsep first published his work on the Asokan inscription in a series of papers. The first monograph on Asoka did not however appear until 1901 when Vincent Smith considered the subject in greater detail.

Repeated edition of Smith’s monographs brought popularity to the subject and in 1925 D.R. Bhandarkar published his Carmichael Lectures on the history of the reign of Asoka. A small study by J.M. McPhail followed in 1926:1928 saw a further study by R.K. Mookerji. Louis de la Vallee poussin published a book on the Mauryas in 1930. From then until the 1950s there was no single monograph in English on Asoka except that of B.M. Barua in 1946. this is not to suggest that historians lost interest in this particular period of Indian history. On the contrary a considerable amount of research was being done but it was largely confined to particular aspects of the Asokan age as for instance Mauryan polity numismatics philological studies of the edicts etc. Barua’s book was a compilation of all this research bringing the study up to date.

Nilakantha Sastri and his collaborarotors brought out an able study of the Nandas and Mauryas in 1952. in 1955 B.G. Gokhale brought out a study of Asoka’s relationship to Buddhism. 1956 saw an onrush of books on the subject the most useful being by P. Eggermont. A study by F. Kern appeared in the same year. A small introductory study was published by A.C. Sen to celebrate the Buddha Jayanti the Sircar has anniversary of the death of the Buddha. More recently D.C. Sircar has published a work on the Asokan inscriptions. Despite this formidable list of publications on the subject I believe that there is still scope for a reinterpretation of existing material it is this reinterpretation that I have attempted in the present study.

The reader may find a lack of consistency in the use of diacritical marks in place names. I have tried as far as possible to transliterate the lesser known names from Sanskrit or Pali, whichever is the more common form. But in the case of modern place names, I have retained the modern and more familiar spelling in order to make then easily recognizable. Sanchi for instance spelt as Sanci seems to me to unduly pedantic. In the case of Sanskrit and Pali words I have kept largely to the original forms without attempting to reduce all the words to one of the two languages.

Financial assistance in the form of scholarships an studentships from various institutions was primarily responsible for my being able to complete his study. I should like to express my appreciation for this to the international federation of University women the University of London and University College London the sir Willian Meyer Studentship.

I have been assisted during the course of my research by various scholars and colleagues both in discussion and in the translation of certain source materials. I should like in particular to thank Dr. Allchin, Prof. Dave, Dr. Goodakumbara and Dr. Marr. For reading through the typescript of the book and suggesting improvements. I should like to thank my parents and my friends Prof. J.D. Denial Dr. Sergei Horwitz, Dr. Anthony Michaelis and Mrs. Gertrude Wengraf I am happy to thank Mr. J.E. Horrabin for drawing the maps in this book. My thanks are also due to the Librarian and Staff of the school of Oriental and African Studies the commonwealth relations office library and the British Museum Library. I wish to acknowledge my gratitude to Prof. A.L. Basham for his guidance and sympathetic help throughout the period of my writing this book.

 

Contents

 

  List of Illustrations and Appendices ix
  Preface xi
  Preword: Asoka a Retrospective xv
I The Background and the Sources 1
II Early Life, Accession and Chronology of the Reign of Asoka 25
III Society and Economic Activity 70
IV Internal Administration and Foreign Relations 119
V The Policy of Dhamma 173
VI The Later Mauryas 228
VII The Decline of the Mauryas 247
  Conclusion 267
  Afterword 273
  Appendices 338
  Bibliography 403
  Index 418









Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Perennials)

Deal 10% Off
Item Code:
NAC988
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
Size:
8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Pages:
474
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 418 gms
Price:
$27.50
Discounted:
$18.56   Shipping Free
You Save:
$8.94 (10% + 25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Perennials)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4986 times since 19th Mar, 2019
Back of the Book

This classic provides a comprehensive account of the history of the Mauryas with a special emphasis on the reign and activities of Asoka.

It examines the sources socio economic conditions administration Dhamma foreign relations, and the decline of the Mauryas. This edition comes with a new pre word which updates research on the subject.

This oxford India Perennials edition is testimony to the book’s status as the most authoritative work on the Mauryas since its first publication in 1961.

Romila Thapar is Prof. Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. She is Fellow of the British Academy in 2008 she was awarded Kluge Prize for lifetime Achievement in the Humanities.

 

Preface

The reign of Asoka began to attract the attention of historians well over a century ago. In 1837, James Prinsep first published his work on the Asokan inscription in a series of papers. The first monograph on Asoka did not however appear until 1901 when Vincent Smith considered the subject in greater detail.

Repeated edition of Smith’s monographs brought popularity to the subject and in 1925 D.R. Bhandarkar published his Carmichael Lectures on the history of the reign of Asoka. A small study by J.M. McPhail followed in 1926:1928 saw a further study by R.K. Mookerji. Louis de la Vallee poussin published a book on the Mauryas in 1930. From then until the 1950s there was no single monograph in English on Asoka except that of B.M. Barua in 1946. this is not to suggest that historians lost interest in this particular period of Indian history. On the contrary a considerable amount of research was being done but it was largely confined to particular aspects of the Asokan age as for instance Mauryan polity numismatics philological studies of the edicts etc. Barua’s book was a compilation of all this research bringing the study up to date.

Nilakantha Sastri and his collaborarotors brought out an able study of the Nandas and Mauryas in 1952. in 1955 B.G. Gokhale brought out a study of Asoka’s relationship to Buddhism. 1956 saw an onrush of books on the subject the most useful being by P. Eggermont. A study by F. Kern appeared in the same year. A small introductory study was published by A.C. Sen to celebrate the Buddha Jayanti the Sircar has anniversary of the death of the Buddha. More recently D.C. Sircar has published a work on the Asokan inscriptions. Despite this formidable list of publications on the subject I believe that there is still scope for a reinterpretation of existing material it is this reinterpretation that I have attempted in the present study.

The reader may find a lack of consistency in the use of diacritical marks in place names. I have tried as far as possible to transliterate the lesser known names from Sanskrit or Pali, whichever is the more common form. But in the case of modern place names, I have retained the modern and more familiar spelling in order to make then easily recognizable. Sanchi for instance spelt as Sanci seems to me to unduly pedantic. In the case of Sanskrit and Pali words I have kept largely to the original forms without attempting to reduce all the words to one of the two languages.

Financial assistance in the form of scholarships an studentships from various institutions was primarily responsible for my being able to complete his study. I should like to express my appreciation for this to the international federation of University women the University of London and University College London the sir Willian Meyer Studentship.

I have been assisted during the course of my research by various scholars and colleagues both in discussion and in the translation of certain source materials. I should like in particular to thank Dr. Allchin, Prof. Dave, Dr. Goodakumbara and Dr. Marr. For reading through the typescript of the book and suggesting improvements. I should like to thank my parents and my friends Prof. J.D. Denial Dr. Sergei Horwitz, Dr. Anthony Michaelis and Mrs. Gertrude Wengraf I am happy to thank Mr. J.E. Horrabin for drawing the maps in this book. My thanks are also due to the Librarian and Staff of the school of Oriental and African Studies the commonwealth relations office library and the British Museum Library. I wish to acknowledge my gratitude to Prof. A.L. Basham for his guidance and sympathetic help throughout the period of my writing this book.

 

Contents

 

  List of Illustrations and Appendices ix
  Preface xi
  Preword: Asoka a Retrospective xv
I The Background and the Sources 1
II Early Life, Accession and Chronology of the Reign of Asoka 25
III Society and Economic Activity 70
IV Internal Administration and Foreign Relations 119
V The Policy of Dhamma 173
VI The Later Mauryas 228
VII The Decline of the Mauryas 247
  Conclusion 267
  Afterword 273
  Appendices 338
  Bibliography 403
  Index 418









Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Perennials) (History | Books)

Welding The Plural Society of India The Nanda Maurya Experiment
Deal 10% Off
by Meghna Goyal
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur
Item Code: NAJ856
$20.00$13.50
You save: $6.50 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Chandragupta Maurya
Deal 10% Off
by M.A. Sameer
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Manoj Publications, Delhi
Item Code: NAO804
$12.00$8.10
You save: $3.90 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Chandragupta Maurya and His Times (Madras University Sir William Meyer Lectures, 1940 -41)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAO363
$35.00$21.00
You save: $14.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Brahmi Script (An Invention of the Early Maurya Period)
Deal 10% Off
by S. R. Goyal
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur
Item Code: NAM550
$35.00$23.62
You save: $11.38 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
चन्द्रगुप्त मौर्य: Chandragupta Maurya
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NZB689
$10.00$6.75
You save: $3.25 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Chandragupta Maurya: A Gem of Indian History
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: IDD100
$24.50$16.54
You save: $7.96 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ideas and Movements in The Age of The Mauryas (With Special Reference to Pali and Ardhamagadhi Source)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NAH524
$55.00$37.12
You save: $17.88 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
सम्राट चन्द्रगुप्त: Chandragupta Maurya
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NZE789
$8.00$4.80
You save: $3.20 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
प्राङ्गमौर्य बिहार: Pre Maurya Bihar (An Old and Rare Book)
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: NZD557
$30.00$20.25
You save: $9.75 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Treasury and Taxation In India (A Reflection Of The Past Upto The Maurya Age And Its Comparison With The Present Era)
Deal 10% Off
by Nandini Bhowmik
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar
Item Code: NAD888
$25.00$16.88
You save: $8.12 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Mauryan Adventure (Girls of India)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAF327
$12.00$7.20
You save: $4.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mauryan India: A People's History of India - 5
by Irfan Habib & Vivekanand Jha
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Tulika Books
Item Code: IDE349
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
SOLD
India as Known to Kautilya and Megasthenes
Deal 10% Off
by S. R. Goyal
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
Kusumanjali Book World, Jodhpur
Item Code: IDJ539
$41.50$28.01
You save: $13.49 (10 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Nice collections. Prompt service.
Kris, USA
Thank-you for the increased discounts this holiday season. I wanted to take a moment to let you know you have a phenomenal collection of books on Indian Philosophy, Tantra and Yoga and commend you and the entire staff at Exotic India for showcasing the best of what our ancient civilization has to offer to the world.
Praveen
I don't know how Exotic India does it but they are amazing. Whenever I need a book this is the first place I shop. The best part is they are quick with the shipping. As always thank you!!!
Shyam Maharaj
Great selection. Thank you.
William, USA
appreciate being able to get this hard to find book from this great company Exotic India.
Mohan, USA
Both Om bracelets are amazing. Thanks again !!!
Fotis, Greece
Thank you for your wonderful website.
Jan, USA
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India