D.R. Bhandarkar was a writer, historian and Carmichael Professor of the Calcutta University in the early 1900s. He mainly worked in the field of ancient Indian history and numismatics.
This book covers a period of ancient Indian history, important yet hitherto unexplored, and provides fascinating details about the life, culture, arts and sciences of the era. Lectures on the Ancient History of India by D.R. Bhandarkar is a collection of three lectures focusing on the history of India from 650 BC till 325 BC. Starting with the Aryan colonization of India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Bhandarkar takes us on a journey through the political, administrative and social structures of this period. Much remains a mystery of the ancient Indian land before the classical civilizations of the Mauryan and Gupta empires emerged. Lectures on the Ancient History of India discusses the culture, practices, sciences and arts of society during that time, revealing a country that was far more advanced in relation with the rest of the world.