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Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Patrick Olivelle


The chapters in this volume resulted from an international conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 3–6, 2003. The conference explored the period between roughly the 4th century bce and the 5th century ce, a period that saw unparalleled developments within the Indian subcontinent, developments that defined classical Indian culture and society. The conference was dubbed Between the Empires, because the heart of the period falls between the decline of the first major Indian empire, that of the Mauryas (whose last king died in the early 2nd century bce), and the rise of the G ... More

Keywords: South Asia, history, culture, Indian subcontinent, religion, Mauryas, Gupta Empire

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Olivelle, editor
University of Texas, Austin

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Part Two Reading the Past: Texts and History

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