Features of Aryan Culture
   Vedic Texts
   Sources for Reconstructing Vedic Society and Culture
   Transformations from Rig Vedic Phase to Later Vedic Phase
   Economic Conditions
   Political Organisation and Evolution of Monarchy
   Social Organisation and Varna System
   Religion and Upanishadic Thought
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4. PRE-MAURYA PERIOD
   Early Historical Phase
   State Formation and Urbanisation
   Political History
   Religious movements
   Jainism
   Bhagavatism
   Brahmanical Literature
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5. THE MAURYAN EMPIRE
   Political History
   Megasthenes
   Asoka and His Successors
   Asoka’s Inscriptions and Sites
   Asoka’s Dhamma
   Mauryan administration, economy, society and art
   Economy
   Society
   The Arthasastra
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