ISBN 9788121511582,The Ksatriyas In Ancient India

The Ksatriyas In Ancient India



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788121511582

ISBN-10 8121511585

Hard Back

Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)


The book highlights the kaleidoscopic nature of the Indian society and the development of the caste system as an organic response to the requirements of this multiple society. The origin, life and legacy of the Ksatriya caste are the central theme. The compelling charting of the romantic and adventurous journey of this caste through the various periods of Ancient Indian History illuminates their iconic life. The role of the Ksatriyas as the ruling class, their relationship with other castes, their socio-economic and political activities and liabilities have been chronicled in detail bringing history to life. Special reference to the position of the Ksatriya women adds a new dimension to the book. The book gives a better understanding of such fundamental topics as rise to power, charismatic leadership, theories of kingship, the position of women, socio-economic interface and decline of the supreme power associated with this enigmatic caste. The book is a synthesis of knowledge and insight from many sources hence offers a comprehensive picture.