Early Medieval Indian Society: A Study in Feudalisation

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Orient Blackswan, 2003 - INDIA, ANCIENT - 374 pages
The book analyses the transition from the ancient to the medieval period in polity, economy, the caste system and culture. It examines the form of peasant protest and the reasons for their failure and infrequency. The author also examines the development of tantrism and the mentality that feudalism created.
 

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R,S.Sharma born in Bhumihar brahmin family and became a great writer of india his knowledge is profound and he tried to show the path how to degraded hindu society during Brahmin influence !!

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R.S. Sharma is well-known communist author, who manipulates the facts according his ideology. The book has been commenced with Marx’s view.

Contents

Transition from Ancient to Medieval
16
A Period of Social Crisis
45
The Nature of Indian Feudalism
77
Paucity of Metallic Coinage c 500 c 1000
119
Aspects of Royal Land Charter Rājaśāsana
163
Kautilya on the legal supremacy of royal charter 164 Meaning
175
Sources and types of property and conditions for its posses
184
Changes in Social Structure
186
Economic and Social Basis of Tantrism
235
The Feudal Mind
266
Summingup
283
Marx and Kovalevsky on Indian Feudalism
297
Bibliography
308
Index Sanskrit and other nonEnglish words
328
Index General
336
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Dimensions of Peasant Protest
214

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