CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Evolution of Material Culture: Its Scope and Importance. 3. Intellectual Advancement and Material Progress in Pre Indus Civilisation. 4. The Economy of the Indus Civilization. 5. The Aryans Settlement and their Economic Progress. 6. Economic Background of Epic Society 207. 7. Buddhist Economy: Concept and Practice. 8. Mauryan Politics and Political Economics. 9. Economic Regulations and Industrial Development under the Gupta Rule 313. 10. Economic Life under Harsha Rule.
The book entitled History of Ancient Indian Economy is a comprehensive and critical study of the economic system prevailing in India during the ancient period which is one of the oldest and complicated. Ancient traders of India exported textiles, steel and iron items to Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia in exchange for gold and silver. This book has been studied in ten chapters. First chapter deals with the research methodology applied in study of economic history; historical evolution of material culture is discussed in second chapter, third chapter describes intellectual advancement and material progress; fourth chapter focuses on agrarian and mercantile economy of the Indus Civilization; process of Aryans settlement and their economic progress has been studied in fifth chapter however sixth chapter examines economic background of the epic society; seventh chapter describes theories and practices of Buddhist economy; eighth chapter deals with Mauryan politics and political economics; ninth chapter examines economic regulations and industrial development under the Gupta rule; and economic life under the Harsha Rule is explained in last chapter.