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Political Violence in Ancient India.


Political Violence in Ancient India

Upinder Singh

Harvard University Press


598 pages




Drawing on primary sources from 600 BCE to 600 CE, this history of ideas explores the place of political violence in debate and political discourse in ancient India. The book addresses the history of political violence and nonviolence in ancient Indian philosophy, literature, state building, dynasties, and ancient Indian kingship. It also looks at the contributions of philosophical and religious concepts from Buddhism and Jainism. The book contains a chronology of dynasties, a chronology of texts, and a glossary. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Title Annotation:Upinder Singh
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Date:Jan 1, 2018
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