Ksatriyas in Ancient India

By Madhumita Chatterji
January 2007
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 8121511585
462 pages, 5¾ x 9"
$49.50 Hardback

The Ksatriyas in Ancient India examines the history of the Indian caste system through the origin, life, and legasy of the Ksatriya. The role of the Ksatriyas as the ruling class, their relationship with other castes, their socio-economic and political activities are all detailed, bringing their history to life. Special attention is paid to Ksatriya rise to power, charismatic leadership within the caste, the position of women, social and economic relations, and the decline of power associated with this enigmatic caste.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Origin of the Ksatriya Caste
Chapter 3. Polity
Chapter 4. Society
Chapter 5. Position of Women
Chapter 6. Economy
Chapter 7. Religion
Chapter 8. Conclusion

History-India & South Asia
Religion-Hindi History

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