Historical Geography of India is a major challenge to Indian geographers. It is still in embryonic stage. It is desirable to make Indian geography more Indian in its spirit and context, the research work, in ancient Indian literature from the view point of geography is imperative. This incentive and inspiration propelled the author to undertake this work.
This volume is one among a very few books dealing with the geographical ideas of ancient Indian people during the Ramayanic age. This may stand better in comparison with its predecessors in the sense that it brings forth comprehensively the relevant and interesting contents expounded specially with a geographer's point of view. The geographical facts have been traced out of the ritual procedures, discussions and mythologies by way of interpretation from geographical point of view.
The present book attempts to put forth a clear and comprehensive geographical knowledge during the Ramayanic age and divulges the fact that the terminology of the ancient Indians, however abstruse in its technical character is precise, coherent scientific and expressive. It is hoped that the book will find favour with the scholars of historical geography as well as cultural geography.