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The Past Before Us

The Past Before Us( )
Author: Thapar, Romila
ISBN:978-0-674-72652-9
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $55.00
Book Description:

The claim that India--uniquely among civilizations--lacks historical writing distracts us from a more pertinent question: how to recognize the historical sense of societies whose past is recorded in ways very different from European conventions. Romila Thapar, a distinguished scholar of ancient India, guides us through a panoramic survey of the historical traditions of North India, revealing a deep and sophisticated consciousness of history embedded in the diverse body of classical...
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