Political Thought in Indic Civilization


Authors: Various
Edited by Himanshu Roy

9789354791574 | HB | pp. 328 | 2021 | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book focuses on the Indic civilization’s political thought, emphasising key issues such as Rashtra (State), kingship, jurisprudence and justice.

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Political Thought in Indic Civilization retrieves, resurrects and analyses the earliest theories of Indic political philosophies. The book primarily focuses on Indic civilization’s political thought, emphasising key issues such as Rashtra (State), kingship, jurisprudence and justice. The study shows how ideas, ideologies, frameworks, reference points and other significant tools of scholarly discussions are so much under the influence of Western thought, failing to appreciate the Indian realities. The book highlights the impact of colonial rule on the ‘construction of knowledge’ from a Western (colonial) perspective and how it ignored the importance of Indian political thought of the pre-colonial period. In this context, the book provides compelling studies on Indic terminologies and frames of reference to give due justice to the historical past of the land, which shall also impact the way contemporary events and processes are analysed.


Editor: Himanshu Roy




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About the Editor

The editor is an Associate Professor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi. He was a Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, during 2013–2014. His publications include State Politics in India (2017), Indian Political Thought (2017), Indian Political System (2018), Secularism and its Colonial Legacy (2009), Salwa Judum (2014) and Peasant in Marxism (2005).


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