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Volume - VIII
Preface Prayer
The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
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Culture Course
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Volume-IX

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WARFARE IN ANCIENT INDIA

Warfare in Ancient India
The Ramayana and the Mahabharata contain vivid descriptions of battles, the way they were fought and the weapons the warriors used.

Full details of the techniques of wars are contained in books like Kautilya’s Artha Sastra and Sukra Niti Sara.

Our ancients had four divisions in the army.  They were the Ratha or the chariots, Gaja or elephants, Turaga or the horses and Padadi or foot-soldiers.

The chariots were heavy. They were drawn by horses. They flew flags of the warriors occupying them.

Six men besides the warrior occupied the chariot.

Two of them bore the shield on either side for defence. Two were archers. The other two were armed with javelins.

Soldiers on horses carried darts and shields. Their bodies were covered with hides or iron armours and helmets.

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