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Warfare in ancient India

Uma Prasad Thapliyal

Warfare in ancient India

organizational and operational dimensions

by Uma Prasad Thapliyal

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Published by Manohar Publishers & Distributors in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military art and science -- India -- History,
  • Military history, Ancient,
  • India -- History, Military

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUma Prasad Thapliyal.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU31 .T43 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination431 p. :
    Number of Pages431
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24100336M
    ISBN 108173048428
    ISBN 109788173048425
    LC Control Number2010316966

      Ancient texts like the Arthashastra and the Buddhist Nikaya texts ( BCE - BCE) give valuable information on the conduct of siege warfare in ancient India including construction, assault, and defence of forts. Magadhan and Mauryan Soldiers. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. DRabindra Bharati University). Description: xxii, pages ; 22 cm.

    Ancient Indian Warfare Ideology. Not just religion, science and philosophy, ancient India even excelled in warfare. Even the political institutions of India in antiquity were almost as modern as what we see today in different countries. The problem with modern world is that even the art of warfare puts less weight to two principal qualities – leadership and courage and uses more of.   The navy in ancient India carried out three roles: it was used to transport troops to distant battlefields, participate in actual warfare, and was primarily meant for protecting the kingdom’s trade on sea and navigable rivers and the maritime trade routes. The lucrative and highly developed trade with Egypt, West Asia, Greece, and Rome led to the growth of navies along India’s west coast.

      The book presents an account of the Art of war as known to the ancient Hindus. It is a study of the aspect of the institutional life of ancient India. In India, Kingdoms rose and fell in never-ending succession. Mighty conquerors sped across the land for adventure and conquest.5/5(1). Ancient Hindu wars are the battles described in the Hindu texts of ancient battles depicted great heroes, demons, celestial weapons and supernatural beings. Major wars were fought with the aim of upholding the Dharma (righteousness that brought prosperity to humanity) over Adharma (wickedness that causes humanity to suffer). The purpose of the wars is often described as the removal.


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Warfare in ancient India by Uma Prasad Thapliyal Download PDF EPUB FB2

The author has revealed an immense amount of information on ancient Indian warfare that has been referenced by western authors but not covered in such a detailed analysis.

His coverage of the strategy and tactical systems available to Indian generals is breathtaking.5/5(1). Differing from the existing studies on the warfare of ancient India; Warfare in Ancient India: In Historical Outline is a comprehensive study of the defence policies, construction of forts, arms and ammunitions, commissariat, the espionage system, the rules of aggression and defence, the technical matters and war ethics, based upon a thorough comprehension of Sanskrit and Sanskritic 3/5(1).

Here is a book of unusual importance for those interested in the study of Indian military tradition and the art of warfare in ancient India. Readers' attention is riveted in Indian historical cycle which begins with the early settlement of Indo-Aryans and ends in the epoch created by Vijayanagar empire.4/5(2).

Compared to the great number of books that have been written about the religion and culture of ancient India, rather few have appeared on the subject of politics and war. Scholars and students unfamiliar with Warfare in ancient India book topic of ancient Indian warfare may start by reading Roywhich contains a lot of information about medieval and modern India.

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Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : P C ioned: ble. Terence Dukes, author of The Boddhisattva Warriors: The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art Within India and China, says that martial arts went from India to China and fighting without weapons was a specialty of the ancient Ksatreya warriors of India.

Often one empire predominated or different empires co-existed. The Vedic literature ( – BCE), the two epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata ( - BCE), Kautilya ’s Arthashastra (c.

4th century BCE) and Banabhatta’s Harshacharita (c. 7th century CE), all key texts regarding warfare in ancient India, testify to this.

ABBIE SZENDREY 1ST PERIOD Q-Quetta U-Upanishads -The town is believed to have its name from the ancient fort that protected the roads to Afghanistan, Persia and India -It became the largest garrison in British India -In it came under the control of the Khan of Kalat, who. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through our affiliate partners.

Recommended By Numerous educational institutions recommend us, including Oxford University and Michigan State University and University of Missouri. About The Book Differing from the existing studies on the warfare of ancient India, Warfare in Ancient India: In Historical Outline is a Comprehensive study of the defence policies, construction of forts, arms and ammunitions, commissariat, the espionage system, the rules of aggression and defence, the technical matters and war ethics, based upon a comparative study with the modern systems.

About the Book The military history of ancient India has not attracted the attention of scholars in sufficient measure. Naturally not many good books are available on the subject. Consequently Indians know little about the military system followed by their ancestors.

A serious effort is therefore needed to analyse and interpret the source material which lies scattered in ancient Indian. In the Mahabharata (writings), there is notion of divine lighting and ray weapons, even a kind of hypnotic weapon.

And in the Ramayana (writings), there is a description ofVimanas, or flying machines, that navigated at great heights with the aid of quicksilver and a great propulsive wind. The Market Place of Trichinopoly showing officers of the Madras Light Infantry, Oil on canvas by Philip Le Couteur (), Trichinopoly (Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu) is situated on the bank of the River Cauvery (Kaveri) about 56 miles (90km) from the sea, south-west of Madras.

About the Book India has one of the largest standing professional armies in the world. Yet, the study of warfare in ancient and medieval periods of Indian history had so far never been made from purely professional angle and by a professional.

Major (Dr) S.K. Bhakari presents an altogether new text and theoretical work in the history of warfare in India. From Hydaspes to Kargil: A History of Warfare in India from BC to AD () Roy, Kaushik.

The Oxford Companion to Modern Warfare in India () Sandhu, Gurcharn Singh. Military History of Medieval India () Subramaniam, Arjun. India's Wars: A Military History, – (), pages.

ISBN   The Drona Parva’s Nuclear War. One of the strangest stories of the ancient Hindu Vedas comes from a translation of the Drona Parva, the seventh book in the Mahabharata. The book describes Drona, a warrior appointed as leader of an army in the Kurukshetra War and his ensuing death in that battle.

The story fits in with themes seen elsewhere in. The Art of War in Ancient India - By P. Chakravarti Re-inventing a political Buddha - By Priyadarshi Dutta Hindu America: revealing the story of the romance of the Surya Vanshi Hindus and depicting the imprints of Hindu culture on the two Americas - By Chaman Lal with foreword by Dr.

Radhakrishnan. 3d ed. (LC History-America-E) ). Thank you for the A2A, Shubham Shinde (शुभम शिंदे). Unfortunately, there is very little we know about the battles from ancient and medieval times, and I don’t know of any books that focus on those.

The best documented battle in ancient India, was. Here is certain evidence of the ancient rockets giving place to actual guns in warfare. From the description of the composition of gunpowder, the composition of the Sukraniti can be dated at the pre-Gupta age.

(source: War in Ancient India - By V. R. Ramachandra Dikshitar p. .Art of War in Ancient India Hardcover – December 1, by P.C. Chakravarti (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(1).Ancient Military of India - Indain warfare, ancient History, Warriors and Weapons.

From the invasions of the Indus River Valley Civelization, thourgh the Vendic Period and the Invasion by Alexander the Great, and up through the Indian empires; the Gupta Empire and Maurya Empire.

Their great battles, war elephants and kingdoms.