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05 August, 2012
Warfare in Ancient India: Organizational and Operational Dimensions
Warfare in Ancient India: Organizational
and Operational Dimensions
By- Uma Prasad Thapliyal
The military History of Ancient India has
not attracted the attention of scholars in sufficient measure. Naturally, not
many good books are available on the subject. Consequently, Indians know little
about the military system followed by their ancestors. A serious effort, is
therefore, needed to analyse and interpret the source material which lies
scattered in ancient Indian literature, including scriptures and archaeological
remains including inscriptions and coins, to produce a tangible thesis on the
subject. This book is an humble effort in that direction.
The book tries to present a complete
picture of Indian military system from the earliest times. The topics covered
include military organization, conduct of war, strategical and tactical
concepts, weapons and armour, fortification, education and training and
ceremonials. Some ancillary aspects related to war such as defence production,
logistics, intelligence, medical services, engineering, signals, etc., have
also been covered.
The study is based on historical data. The
myths and legends if not supported by historical evidence have been ignored.
Each chapter is a complete study and is intended to generate a new thinking on
the subject among lay readers and scholars alike.
Born in 1938, U.P. Thapiyal retired
as the Director of the History Division, Ministry of Defence, Government of
432p. Rs.1050/ Pounds 60