The History of Ancient India is a history of thirty centuries of human culture and progress. It divides itself into several distinct periods, each of which, for length of years, will compare with the entire history of many a modern people.
The subject of the present work, about which I wish to say a few words. I have often asked myself: Is it possible, with the help that is now available, to write, in a handy work, a clear, historical account of the Civilization of Ancient India, based on ancient Sanskrit literature, and written in a sufficiently popular manner to be acceptable to the general reader?
The method on which this work has been written is very simple. My principal object has been to furnish the general reader with a practical and handy work on the Ancient History of India. Every chapter in the present work deals with matters about which long researches have been made, and various opinions have been recorded.
All the work divided into five parts like : Vedic Period, B.C. 2000 to 1400; Epic Period, B.C. 1400 to 1000; Rationalistic Period, B.C. 1000 to242; Buddhist Period, B.C. 242 to A.D. 500; Pauranik Period, A.D. 500 to 1194.