The Chinese Revolution of Its Causes & Origins. Front Cover. K. T. S. Sarao. Eastern Book Linkers, – China – 93 pages. K.T.S. Sarao is presently Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Delhi. He received his first class first MA (History), MPhil (Chinese & Japanese. Meiji Japan -1, Meiji Japan – II, Japan and World War -1, China and World War -1 Jonathan Fenby, The Penguin History Of Modern China: The Fall And Rise.

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Three of the remaining six volumes are to come out shortly and the last three are scheduled to be out the next year.

Among the panelists were: Sarao, University of Delhi; Prof. Singh, Banaras Hindu University; Mr. Tribhuwan Prasad, University of Delhi; Prof. Vikas Verma, University of Delhi; Mr.

The Chinese Revolution of :its causes & origins/K.T.S. Sarao. – National Library

Chakrabarti introduced the Series and highlighted some of the key features and strengths of the Series in the context of the present state of historical studies on ancient India.


The first five volumes are: AD regional powers and their interactions.

The remaining volumes are as follows: This research is limited not merely to the discovery of new data but also to new frames of interpretation, not many of which have yet been incorporated in the university-level ancient history books. The different volumes of the present series are specifically aimed at changing this situation.

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IV and V, and in each of these, the authors have tried to highlight the nature of the sources. Chakrabarti emphasized that the whole approach of the Series is empirical and objective, with emphasis sadao on what we know and what we cannot or do not know.

The purpose is to emphasize with academic rigour, sarxo wonderful richness and diversity of the historical developments of this land. Next followed an open discussion by contributors to present and future volumes and other dignitaries present.

There were suggestions for chapter themes for the forthcoming volumes that ranged from ancient Indian stone technology, ship-building, and water resource management to pilgrimage routes to Tibet and Central Asia.


Specific problems encountered while compiling contributions for the Series were also discussed. Two reasons that stood out are: Firstly, the present lack of experts on various aspects of ancient Indian history—which is, in a sense, a retrograde development, and a reversal of an earlier trend of distinguished scholars undertaking sound empirical work on various aspects of ancient Indian history; and secondly, ideological issues like the presently predominantly Left-dominated academia that hinder the process of looking at ancient India more objectively.

There was a rich session of brainstorming on how to advance the cause of the study of ancient India in an objective manner and from a nationalist perspective.

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