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Lectures on the Ancient History of India on the Period from 650 to 325 B.C.




to satisfy both the classes —the scholars and the people ? After thinking about the matter I came to the coclusion that both the objects could be fulfilled if I selected a period and delivered my lectures on it Perhaps the most neglected period was the one which immediately preceded the rise of the Mauryan power although it was in some respects the most important one. [...] A curious legend in this connection is worth quoting from the gatapatha-Brahmana from which it would appear that when the Aryans pushed forward to the east of the Sarasvati they were led by Mathava the Videgha and his priest.1 They went at first as far east as the Sadanira which formed the boundary between Koala and Videha and which therefore corresponds to the Little Gavdak of the present day. [...] It thus seems that on the bank of the Godavari we had a colony from the country of of which the older Pratishthana was the capital and it is probable that we had here a colony of the Aila tribe. [...] all villages along the Western Ghats— showing that in their southward movement they clung to the highlands and peopled the skirts of the present province of Mysore and the Coimbatore and Madura Districts— a coclusion which agrees with that just drawn from the find-spots of the Agoka and Cave Inscriptions in Southern India. [...] This will be seen from the fact that "Brahui the language of the mountaineers in the Khanship of Kelat in Beluchistan contains not only some Dravidian words but a consideable infusion of distinctively Dravidian forms and idioms" 2. The discovery of this Dravidian element in a language spoken beyond the Indus tends to show that the Dravidians like the Aryans the Scythians and so forth must

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Preface i-xii D.R. Bhandarkar


Lecture I. Aryan Colonisation of Southern India and Ceylon 1-41 D.R. Bhandarkar


Lecture II. Political History 42-86 D.R. Bhandarkar


Lecture III. Administrative History 87-139 D.R. Bhandarkar


Lecture IV. Administrative History (Contd.) 140-184 D.R. Bhandarkar


Appendix 185-192 D.R. Bhandarkar


Index 193-218 D.R. Bhandarkar




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