Literary and Archaeological sources of the ancient history of the Punjab.

By:

Dr. Seema Arora

Volume: 07 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Architectural Heritage
Received Date: 09/25/2023
Acceptance Date: 01/23/2024
Published On: 2024-03-21
First Page:
Last Page:

Journal Menu

Citation:
Dr. Seema Arora Literary and Archaeological sources of the ancient history of the Punjab. International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 2024; 07(01): -p.
Abstract

Abstract: The ancient past is immensely magnificent, abundant, and diverse. But the reconstruction of its
continuous history presents many difficulties. This is true not only of the people of the Punjab alone but of all other ancient people. We have to depend to a great extent only on dynastic list of Kings, Traditions and mythology. Appropriate historical writings are few. i.e. accounts of public did exist in the country at one time, later perished as s result of an unfavorable climate, insects, pests and innumerable political upheavals, Nevertheless, the great efforts of the archaeologists and scholars, both Indian and European have succeeded In bringing much to light. Literary sources and Archaeological sources are the two categories into which historical sources can be divided.Once more, literary works can be divided into three groups: traveller’s accounts from overseas, secular information available, and works of religion. The religious literature consists of biographical literature, chronicles, dramas and folk literature. The accounts of foreign travelers consists of the Greek, the Chinese, the Tibetan and Muslim travelers, Inscriptions, Coins, monuments ,sculpture, paintings and excavations come under the category of Archaeological sources.

Keywords: Archaeological, Secular, Vedas, Upanishads & Inscriptions.

Loading

Citation:

Dr. Seema Arora Literary and Archaeological sources of the ancient history of the Punjab. International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 2024; 07(01): -p.

Refrences:

  1. 21, Krishnananda. Swami. A Short History of Religious and Philosophic Thought. Divine Life Society. p.n.d.
  2. Darvill, Timothy .(2009). The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Arch Bellah. n.d.
  3. David, Kalupahana.(1994). The Central Philosophy of Buddhism. The University Press of Hawaii, p. 70.n.d.
  4. Day, Terence P. (1982). The Concept of Vedas in Early Indian Literature. Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier
    University Press. P. 42-45. ISBN 0-919812-15-5. n.d.
  5. Fagan, Brian (2003). People of the earth: an introduction to world prehistory. Pearson. p. 414. ISBN978-0-13-111316-9. n.d.
  6. H. C. Raychaudhuri (1972). Political History of Ancient India, Calcutta: University of Calcutta, p.67–68.n.d.
  7. Krishnananda, Swami. Religious Literature. Divine Life Society. p.45. n.d.
  8. Nigel, S.G. (1986). Archaeological Approach to the Vedas. Northern Book Centre. P. 81. ISBN 81-
    85119-18-X. n.d.
  9. Nigel, S.G. (1986). Archaeological Sources Northern Book Centre. P.71. n.d.
  10.  Prasad, R.U.S. (2020). The Rig-Vedic and Post-Rig-Vedic Polity (1500 BCE-500 BCE), Vernon Press. n.d.
  11. Shaw, Ian and Robert (2008). A Dictionary of Archaeology. John Wiley & Sons. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-470-75196-1. Jameson. n.d.
  12. Singhal, K. C and Roshan.(1987). The Ancient History of India, Vedic Period: A New Interpretation. Atlantic Publishers and Distributors. ISBN 8126902868. P. 150-151. Gupta. n.d.
  13. Tahir, Zulqernain. (2005).Archeological Site of Punjab. World Heritage. n.d.
  14. Williams, Paul, Anthony Tribe and Alexander (2005). A Complete Introduction to the Jain Ethics, pp.72–73. Wynne. n.d.