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By Stanley Wolpert, Stanley A. Wolpert

Domestic to a 5th of the world's inhabitants and the most important democracy on this planet, India holds a renowned position in present occasions but continues to be misunderstood in lots of methods by way of scholars, pros and others who search a unmarried, authoritative resource for info in this very important quarter. The Encyclopedia of India meets this want, encompassing the background, cultures, geography and religions of India from precedent days to the current day. around the 4 volumes of the Encyclopedia, readers are invited to discover India in a entire reference paintings of greater than six hundred alphabetically prepared, illustrated articles. As India's function in international politics and economics keeps to develop, readers will locate the ancient and cultural info contained inside this paintings an imperative software to gaining a better appreciation of India and its position in our smooth international.

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400 Composition of the Maha¯ bha¯ rata and Ra¯ ma¯ yana · c. C. Battle of Hydaspes 321–297 Reign of Chandragupta, founder of the Mauryan dynasty 321–296 Composition of Artha Sha¯ stra c. 302 Greek Ambassador Megasthenes at the court of Chandragupta 297–272 Reign of Bindus¯ara 268–231 Reign of Ashoka c. 260 Conquest of Kalinga 257–256 Ashoka's 14 Rock Edicts, Kalinga Edicts c. 251 Buddhist mission of Mahendra to Ceylon c. 250–240 Third Buddhist Council at Pataliputra 242 Ashoka's 7 Pillar Edicts 240–232 Minor Pillar Edicts xlviii Great Wall of China erected, c.

Candidate, history of art Jain and Buddhist Manuscript Painting David M. Knipe University of Wisconsin—Madison Professor emeritus, languages and cultures of Asia Agni Bhuta ¯ Dev¯ı Hindu Ancestor Rituals Indra Rishi Sam · sk¯ara Shiva and Shaivism Shrauta Sutras ¯ Soma Tapas Varuna · Vishnu and Avat¯aras Yajña Yajur Veda Sunil Kothari New Delhi, India Independent scholar Dance Forms: An Introduction Dance Forms: Bharata Natyam Dance Forms: Kathak Dance Forms: Kathakali Dance Forms: Koodiyattam Dance Forms: Kuchipudi Dance Forms: Manipuri Dance Forms: Mohini Attam Dance Forms: Odissi K.

788–836 Life of Shankaracharya 814–840 Reign of Amoghavarsha, the most powerful Rashtrakuta king c. 836–885 King Bhoja establishes Pratihara empire l ENCYCLOPEDIA OF India CHRONOLOGY: INDIA 885–910 King Mahendrapal extends Pratihara empire 1077–1120 Pala kingdom becomes powerful under Ramapala 1148 Rajatarangini written by Kalhana Crusades result in greater East–West contact, 11th–13th centuries SOUTH INDIA c. 897 ¯ King Aditya establishes Chola kingdom c. 907 Cholas become powerful under Parantaka I 939–968 Rashtrakutas dominate Deccan c.

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