Gem in the Lotus
The Seeding of Indian Civilisation
By (author) Abraham Eraly
Gem in the Lotus by Abraham Eraly
Book DescriptionThis book describes early Indian civilisation, and the foundations of cultural and religious traditions that are still alive today. It begins with the Indus Valley Civilisation (2500-1500 BC).The end of this civilisation coincided with the arrival in north India of Aryans, who laid the foundations of Indian religion, centered on sacrificial objects.The Vedic tradition, and the cults of Shiva and Vishnu, gradually transformed into classical Hinduism and an all-embracing structure of thought slowly emerged, a world view in which all things are linked in a huge web of being. The 6th century BC saw two reactions against traditional religion. One was Jainism, which believed in non-injury to all living things. The other was Buddhism, which would become a potent force in world history. The book ends with the remarkable Mauryan Empire, which in the 3rd century BC united a vast area of the Indian subcontinent, a unity that would be unmatched for the next 2000 years.
Buy Gem in the Lotus book by Abraham Eraly from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780753818541
(215mm x 138mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Abraham Eraly
Mughal World, Paperback (March 2008)
Inside the opulent, decadent world of the Mughal emperors
Mughal Throne, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Abraham Eraly
A history of the great Mughal rulers of India, one of the world's greatest empires.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gem in the Lotus book by Abraham Eraly and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Abraham Eraly
Abraham Eraly, who was born in Kerala, has taught Indian history in Madras and the United States. He lives in Madras.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.