ISBN 9788121202817,Researches Into The History And Civilization of The Kiratas

Researches Into The History And Civilization of The Kiratas


G.P. Singh



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788121202817

ISBN-10 8121202817

Hard Back

Number of Pages 608 Pages
Language (English)

Society & culture: general

This is a pioneering in-depth study of the life and culture of the Kiratas from the prehistoric age down to the end of the twentieth century A.D. It covers their primitive life and culture, social and, economic condition, policy, administration, religion, philosophy, art, language, literature, and cultural contacts with different Aryan and non-Aryan social groups. The Kirata habitats in janapadas in the epics and Puranic texts, their kingdoms, principalities, urban culture, subjugation by the contepmporary rulers, dynastic rule in northern India and Nepal, the role in every period of Indian history, based on a large number of rare sources have received extensive and deep attention of the researcher-author. The analysis of the subject is subtle and penetrating based on interdisciplinary research. The work is of immense academic value not only for historians but also for anthropologies and linguists.