This volume presents new perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences on some of the most important and endurung "individuals" and "ideas" in premodern India. It is hoped that they will prove of interest and some value to the general reader,as well as to the scholar,and will encourag them to pursue these topics further with the aid of notes, reference,and bibliographics.The power of ideas and significance of those who give expression to them is neither overlooked nor minimized by good students of history.The present volune is devoted to such a study of traditional India.It includes ten contributions by as many scholars.
About the Author :Jagdish Prasad Sharma recieved his Ph.D. degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London under the supervision of Dr.A.L.Basham. He has taught at Colombia University, the university of Virginia and Aaamerican University, He has also been a Visiting Professor at Banaras Hindu University. At present he is professor of Indian/South Asian History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu since 1964.