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Gem in the Lotus

(2000)
The Seeding of Indian Civilisation
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A comprehensive and compelling portrait of ancient India In Gem in the Lotus, Abraham Eraly, author of The Last Spring, the best-selling and critically acclaimed history of the Mughals, identifies and explores the significant milestones in the evolution of ancient India. Beginning with an enquiry into the enigma that was the Indus Valley civilisation, he writes of the progression from the Vedic Aryan culture to the age of religious and philosophical ferment, culminating in the tenets of Jainism; the founding and consolidation of Buddhism; Alexander's advance into India; the rise of the Mauryan empire; and Ashoka's unusual political career. In the final section of the book, he describes the -clockwork state' of the Mauryas depicted in Kautilya's Arthasastra and in ancient Greek accounts.

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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gem in the Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilisation
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-297-82983-1 / 978-0-297-82983-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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December 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: GEM in the Lotus: the Seeding of Indian Civilization
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-670-91103-8 / 978-0-670-91103-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Press Inc
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Paperback Editions

March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gem in the Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilisation
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-7538-1854-X / 978-0-7538-1854-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gem In The Lotus - The Seeding of Indian Civilisation
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-14-100438-X / 978-0-14-100438-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: MLBD
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Kindle Editions

January 2002 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gem In The Lotus
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
Publisher: Penguin
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