A golden chain of civilizations: Indic, Iranic, Semitic, and Hellenic up to c. 600 B.C.
G. C. Pande, D. N. Tripathi, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy, and Culture, Centre for Studies in Civilizations (Delhi, India)
Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy, and Culture, Sep 1, 2007 - History - 1121 pages
The Current Accounts Of The History Of Civilization Do Not Generally Appear To Give Adequate Importance To Non-Western Civilizations. Works Like Needham'S Science And Civilization In China Are Rare. The Accounts Of Indic Civilization On The Other Hand Have Either Neglected The Factor Of Civilizational Contacts Or Represented Them In An Inadequate Manner. Few Serious Attempts Have Been Made To Gain An Insight Into Human Civilization Through The Comparative Historical And Integrated Studies In All Its Aspects. Historical Research Necessarily Tied To The Study Of The Source Material Is Still In The Process Of Rising To The Level Of Universal History. The Present Volume, Is Intended To Review The History Of Sicence, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization In The Context Of Civilizational Contacts With Iranic, Semitic And Hellenic Worlds And Comparable Developments In Them. The Volume Is Divided Into Four Sections: Proto-Historic People And Language, Social And Technological Foundations Of Civilization, The Most Ancient Indian Religious Traditions And Birth And Rise Of Science And Philosophy. The Focus Of The Present Volume Is On Science, Philosophy And Culture, And Not On Political History Or Merely Regional And Epochal Developments. It Is Not Intended To Give In This Volume A General History Of Civilizations Between India And Mediterranean World But Is Intended To Highlight How Contributions Were Made To The Common Human Quest Of Truth, Goodness And Beauty Under Varying Conditions And Wide Ranging Contacts.
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