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Title      : MHI-12 Social and Cultural History of North India upto 1300 AD
Subject      : History
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
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Geographical Factors and North Indian History Total views (296)  
'Geography', it has been said, 'is the foundation of all historical knowledge'. For this reason, before we begin to study the history of India, we must make ourselves acquainted with her leading geographical and physical features, and consider how far they have determined the course of events. "Thus history is the product of two great forces, environment and personality; the course of action that ......
Pages: 9
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Features of North Indian Culture Total views (287)  
In unit No. 31, we have seen the impact of geographical factors in determining the historical events of North India. The present unit aims at analysing the different connotations of the word culture and its contributory factors in the development of North Indian Culture. Environment, soil,foreign invasions and conquests influenced the philosophy, spiritual beliefs, social behaviors and thoughts ......
Pages: 11
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Sources-Archaeological Total views (288)  
Inscriptions, coins, monuments like old buildings and other materials such-as pottery, bones,stone, metals which are obtained as a result of excavations are collectively called as archaeological sources. Archaeology is the science of the study of past materials which is complimentary to history, India is extremely fortunate in having abundance of archaeological materials. The most important of ar ......
Pages: 8
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Sources: Literary Total views (287)  
Sources are materials or records of the past which help in the reconstruction of ancient Indian history. The dictumis "No Source No History". The history of India from pre-historical society to the computer age could be written on the basis of documents or historical facts. But these facts are found in many forms, which are called the sources of history. But main problems for the student of ancie ......
Pages: 10
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Pre Historic Culture Total views (282)  
The efforts put in by mankind from the ages past to lead a happy life is called history By cutting forests, creating water sources and promoting cooperation among themselves, mankind began to live in houses and started creating arts, literature and music for their happiness. They also evolved some regulations in religious beliefs and rules for good administration. These activities of the mankind ......
Pages: 12
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Harappan Culture Genesis and Growth Society And Religion Total views (284)  
The excavations at Harappa and Mohenjodara by the efforts of Dr. R.D. Banerjee and Sir John Marshall have exploded the myth of the Vedic civilization being the most ancient and have strengthened and belief that Indus Valley civilization existed prior to that of the Aryans. It is clear that Indians developed highly organized urban civilization with all civic facilities which denote their technica ......
Pages: 8
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Harappan Culture Economy Town Planning Decline Total views (276)  
In Unit No.36 you have studied genesis,growth and date of Harappan civilization and also about their Socio-religious life. It was an urban civilization and people made remarkable progress in constructing dwelling houses with all modern civic facilities. Their town planning, public buildings, roads, state granery and public bath etc., denote marvelous engineering skill. Their economic activities d ......
Pages: 8
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Coming of Aryans- Rigvedic Culture Total views (228)  
We have described in the preceding chapter the rich Harappan culture. Far different is the picture of another culture which flourished in India later on. The people who evolved this culture called themselves Aryas or Aryans. They entered India from the north-west. They belonged to the group of people known as the Indo-Europeans. As for as India is concerned it is generally believed that her histor ......
Pages: 13
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Society, Economy, religion and Polity during Later Vedic Period Total views (229)  
The period following that of the Rigveda is known as the Later Vedic Age. It was in this age that the three later Veda-Samhitas, namely the Samveda Samhita, the Yajurveda Samruta, the Atharvaveda Samhita as well as the Brahmans and the Upanishads of all the four Vedas and later on the two great epics-the Ramayan and the Mahabharat-were composed. The socia-economic and politico-religious life of Ar ......
Pages: 10
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Life during the Epic Age Total views (225)  
The two great epics of India are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These two epics are long narrative poems. Epics had their origin in the form of akhyakas of gathas i.e., songs in praise of men. The epics contain a floating mass of legends of ancient heroes and heriones. Their theme and style are grand. In them we can find the elements of religion, politics, history, sociology, philosophy and eth ......
Pages: 13
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Vedic Society on the Eve of Rise of New Religions Total views (229)  
The 6th, century B.C. was a period of great politico-religious upheaval not only in India but also all over the world. It was called 'wonder of the age'. Politically, the great empires of the ancient world such as the Roman empire and the Achamanide empire came into being. The beginnings of the Magadha empire which occupies an important place in the history of ancient India may be traced to the si ......
Pages: 7
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Life and Teachings of Mahaveera Total views (226)  
On the basis of vedic literature, it is stated that Jain religion is as old as the vedic religion. It is believed that Jainism is the outcome of the teachings of 24 Tirthankaras. The origin and teachings of first 22 Tuthankaras is shrouded in obscuruty, but we have sufficient details about Parshvanatha the 23rd Tirthankara.
Pages: 7
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Contributions of Jainism to Art and Literature Philosophy Total views (226)  
The contribution of Jains to Indian art and literature is immense. Jain temples were the centres of learning, literature and religion. The whole Jain literature was written in Prakrat, Ardamagadi and Apabhramsa languages. The ideals of Jain Monks and the preachings of Mahaveera are well reflected in Jain literature and art it reflects the combination of nature with animals and human beings.
Pages: 9
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Life and Teachings of Buddha Total views (228)  
Gautarna Buddha, a great moral teacher of mankind is the founder of Buddhism. The religion that the Buddha preached covered the whole of India. It even crossed the boundaries of India and spread to Ceylon, Burma, Siam and Cambodra, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea, China and Japan. Buddhism laid the foundations of Asian unity. It still continues to be a living force. Buddha is called 'Light of Asia'. ......
Pages: 7
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Spread and Decline of Buddhism Total views (228)  
Within a very short period Buddhism spread all over India. Before the Buddha passed away, he had the satisfaction to see that the people and the princes of such mighty kingdoms as Magadha, Kosala and Kausambi and those of the Republican states of the Sakyas, the Vajjis, the Mallas etc., embraced Buddhism and the whole of Middle India or Majjhimadesa, as it was then known, was dotted with the Buddh ......
Pages: 11
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Contributions of Buddhism to Art and Literature Total views (227)  
Buddhism has exerted much influence on the cultural, social. Religious and political life of Indians. Hence its contributions to Indian culture is great. The teachings of Buddhism gave an easy, understandable and popular religion. Its philosophy and importance to good life appealed to the masses.
Pages: 9
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Republics in Ancient India Total views (227)  
We must have observed this fact that people around us speak the same language. Not only this, the entire region seems to celebrate the some festivals. The people of entire region tend to have similarities in their marriages customs too.
Pages: 8
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Mauryas-Chandragupta Maurya-Asoka Maurya-The Decline Total views (227)  
The accession of Chandragupta Maurya to the throne of Magadha in 321B.C. marks tile beginning of the Mauryan dynasty. The Mauryan empire was the first and one of the greatest empire to be established in Indian History.
Pages: 11
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Administration-Economy-Society Under Mauryas Total views (234)  
This apparatus covered within its range various level of administration, administration of the core region (Magadha) of the empire, regional centres. Peripheral areas, cities, villages and soon. Besides sustaining the kings authority and order, the administration took into its fold a wild range of activities Concerning justice, army, espionage. Revenue collections, handicrafts etc. There are the a ......
Pages: 13
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Ancient Indian Political thought and Institutions Total views (231)  
Political theory is the sign of Human culture. Western scholars held the view that ancient India made no contribution to political science, which was totally wrong, There are many facts which proves that Ancient Indians had idea about political ideologies and institution.
Pages: 11
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Persian and Greek Invasions- Impact on Indian Society Total views (229)  
From the remote past India had commercial and cultural contacts with Western Countries by land and sea. There is ample evidence to prove that Indus Valley people had trade contact with the Western Countries like Sumeria and Egypt. In Sixth century B.C. when, Cyrus, the founder of Achamenian Empire of Persia, conquered the frontiers of India., the contact between India and Persia was strongly estab ......
Pages: 13
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Kushana Rule-Kanishka-Contributions to Art and Culture Total views (224)  
The Kushana period marks an important epoch in Indian History. This was the first vast empire after the fall of Mauryas. Kushanas belonged to Yuch-chi race and inhabited the borders of modem China. They moved towards India, defeated the Sakas and occupied their territories and established their rule.
Pages: 12
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The Age of Guptas-Political History Total views (235)  
After disappearance of Mauryan Empire in the history of India, many Independent petty states came into existence. With the result, the unity and Independence of the country were undetermined. But in the beginning of the 4lh century AD, there had arisen a new kingdom which protected the unity and Independence of the country, and at the same time created peace and order.
Pages: 17
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Administration, Economic and Social Conditions under the Guptas Total views (231)  
The Guptas not only carved out an extensive empire but also provided an efficient strong, effective and well-organized system of administration which earned peace and prosperity for along period but also gave national unity under single banner. The Guplas merely improved the traditional system of administration to suit the contempormy conditions.
Pages: 19
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Religion, Literature, Art and Architecture under the Guptas Total views (234)  
The rise of the Gupta to power inagurated a new epoch in the political and cultural history of India. They occupied the stage of Indian history for about two hundred years (300-500 AD). The two hundred years of the Gupta rule may said to mark the climax of hindu imperial tradition.
Pages: 13
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House of Thaneshwar-Harshavardhana and his Times Total views (233)  
After the decline of the Gupta empire Northern India was divided into a number of Independent Hindu kingdoms. The Maitrakas of Vallabhi, the Mukharis of Kanauj, Karkotakas of Kashmir, Gowdapadas of Bengal, Varmas of Kamarupa and the Vardhanas ofThaneswar are some important rulers.
Pages: 17
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Education System in Ancient India-Prominent Universities Total views (231)  
Education in Ancient India was fairly widespread. The people were well educated. It was progressed considerably under the Guptas and Vardhana of Thaneswar. Private teacher or guru was the pivot of the education system of the age. He used to educate students as a matter of duty. These renowned Achmyas used to give education individually and privately in their homes or ashramas. The nature of educat ......
Pages: 15
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The Rajputs-Polity and Culture Total views (231)  
This Unit is going to explain the different theories of the origin of Rajputs, different political families of Rajputs, the social conditions of the Rajputs and also the culture of the Rajputs where in you are studying the art and literature under the Rajputs.
Pages: 12
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Cultural Expansion of India Total views (230)  
From time immemorial there was close commercial and cultural contact between India and other countries. The people of India had never led an isolated life. Thousands of years before the christ they developed great civilization and culture in this country which attracted the knowledge seekers from different countries.
Pages: 15
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Arab Invasion of Sindh and its Impact Total views (239)  
In the last two units we have had a study of the Rajputs and their culture and also the cultural expansion of India in the other countries and especially in the Asian countries. In this unit we will study the causes for the Arab invasions, early attempts by the Arabs to invade India successful attempt made by Muhammad Bin Qasim, causes for the failure of the Arabs and also the impact of the Arab i ......
Pages: 9
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Early Muslim Invasions Total views (215)  
Dear learner in the previous unit you have learnt how the Arabs conquered Sind and what was the impact of this incident. Now, in this unit you are going to learn how the Muslim once again tried to invade India through the able personalities like Muhammed of Ghazni and Muhammed of Ghor and also how they were successful in their attempt. Beside you will be knowing the personality of these two empero ......
Pages: 12
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Impact of Early Muslim Invasions Total views (217)  
You have already learnt how the wealth of India attracted the outsiders to keep an eye on India and also how they tried to invade India to loot the wealth. What happened to their invasion and how it was affected India. In these unit you will be introduced to some of the motives of the invaders, the methods adopted by them in their invasions, the important personalities pat1icipated in the invasion ......
Pages: 8
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