|Title||Vratas and Ustavas in North and Central India|
|Author||Radha Madhav Bharadwaj|
|Publisher||Eastern Book Linkers|
he study ventures into a rather uncharted territory exploring as it does various facets of the ritualisticVratasand Utsavas their genesis their essential nature and the role they played in the socio-religious life of north and Central India between the fifth and twelfth centuries AD. Painstakingly rummaging through wide-ranging literary and inscriptional sources the author shows how during this period the Brahmanical religion ofVratasandUtsavasemerged as a very powerful institution and how it came to have a crucial function in the religious social cultural and even political life of the people. In a way the author tries to reconstruct the history of socio-religious and political systems that were prevalent in pre-medieval India and over its vast regionsVratas and Ustavas in North and Central India, Author: Radha Madhav Bharadwaj, Category: Book, ISBN: 9788178542805, Condition: New."