Bharat Itihasher Adiporbo, originally written in Bangla, is essentially a college level textbook on the history of Ancient India. It covers the period from the most ancient times to 600 AD. It has seven chapters. In addition to the usual political history, the book provides a study of society, economy, polity, art, religion, language and literature . The book is based on the latest researches and the topics like urbanization, state formation, social formation, social position of women, caste system and nation making are also discussed. It also takes care of divergence in historiography as well as differing opinions of the historians which enliven past researches.
We have also published the Hindi edition of this book named Bhartiya Itihas ka Adikal: Pracheentam parv se 600 isvi tak.
Ranabir Chakravarti, Formerly, Professor of History at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He taught for many years in the department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, Calcutta University. He was Chairman, ‘Ancient India’ Session of Indian History Congress, 2011 held in Punjabi University, Patiala. He has published several books, and articles on various aspects of ancient Indian history and also published reviews of the works of eminent historians.