The Epic Age of India was an age of Light and Darkness, Peace and Unrest, Progress and Decline, Prosperity and Adversity- an age of proud self-assertion and fiery valour. It was an age of excellent learning, culture, religion, philosophy. moral and manners, solemn rites and pompous ceremonies. It was an age where the learned Rishis became the pioneers of civilization. They traveled all over India, selected suitable sites for their hermitages on hill-tops, by tidal rivers or in some lovely and lively lap of Nature.
The age also saw fierce wars between the Hindus and the Jains, between the Brahmans and the Kshatriyas, between the Kurus and the Pandavas, between the Aryans and the Non-Aryans, between the Hindus and the Turks and between the rival and very powerful Brahman clans.
To understand the valorous history of India it is of prime importance to fully grasp the literature, history, mythology, and the philosophy of the Epic age. This book is designed for this specific purpose. It provides a bird's eye view of this magnificent age of about 2500 to 1300 BC.
About the Author:
Subodh Kapoor is known for his pioneering works, The Hindus, Encyclopaedia of Hinduism in five grand volumes providing for the first time an introductory work of enormous range and scope on Hinduism. His second work was an equally enterprising effort when he published The Buddhists- Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, in five large Volumes. But readers are enthusiastically awaiting his magnum opus, the Encyclopaedia of Indian Heritage, in 90 Volumes which has classified in 40 grand divisions the 4000 years of the glorious Indian heritage. The work is a complete record of the Spiritual, Cultural, Social and Philosophical development of India, a project never attempted before. He has also compiled the most extensive and elaborate Dictionary of Hinduism. His Companion Encyclopaedia of Hindu Philosophy has also been published recently.