Indian Culture after the Mauryas
The “Dark Ages,”  ca. 200 BC- 300 AD <ul><li>Documentary records </li></ul><ul><li>The invasion process in India </li></ul...
Indian Trade and Economy <ul><li>Pliny’s lament </li></ul><ul><li>The Karakoram Road </li></ul><ul><li>Deccan culture and ...
The Guptas <ul><li>The Sanskrit Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Fortunate marriage patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Samudra-Gupta ...
The Mandala Theory of Authority <ul><li>Raja  Maharaja  Maharajadhiraja </li></ul><ul><li>Cakravartin </li></ul><ul><li>...
Post Gupta India <ul><li>Fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Regionalization </li></ul><ul><li>Feudalism from above and below ...
Enter Islam <ul><li>Early Arab raids </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim views of India </li></ul><ul><li>The Turkish ascendancy </li...
The Hindu-Muslim Animosity <ul><li>Rajputs – heroes of the resistance? </li></ul><ul><li>The Muslim conquest of Delhi </li...
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Later India

  1. 1. Indian Culture after the Mauryas
  2. 2. The “Dark Ages,” ca. 200 BC- 300 AD <ul><li>Documentary records </li></ul><ul><li>The invasion process in India </li></ul><ul><li>The culture/politics see-saw of India </li></ul><ul><li>Graeco-Indian contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Kushan </li></ul>
  3. 3. Indian Trade and Economy <ul><li>Pliny’s lament </li></ul><ul><li>The Karakoram Road </li></ul><ul><li>Deccan culture and the southern cone </li></ul><ul><li>Indian colonialism </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Guptas <ul><li>The Sanskrit Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Fortunate marriage patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Samudra-Gupta and pillar inscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>The nature of Gupta authority </li></ul><ul><li>Kalidasa, the Sanskrit Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>Religion in Gupta India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bakhti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecumenism </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Mandala Theory of Authority <ul><li>Raja  Maharaja  Maharajadhiraja </li></ul><ul><li>Cakravartin </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns of geographic alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Rituals of submission </li></ul>
  6. 6. Post Gupta India <ul><li>Fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Regionalization </li></ul><ul><li>Feudalism from above and below </li></ul><ul><li>Commendation </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-infeudation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Enter Islam <ul><li>Early Arab raids </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim views of India </li></ul><ul><li>The Turkish ascendancy </li></ul><ul><li>Mahmoud of Ghazni </li></ul><ul><li>The Pakistani heritage </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Hindu-Muslim Animosity <ul><li>Rajputs – heroes of the resistance? </li></ul><ul><li>The Muslim conquest of Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Conquest patterns of the Turks </li></ul><ul><li>The Delhi sultanate </li></ul><ul><li>On Mongols and Mughals </li></ul>

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