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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
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

WARFARE IN ANCIENT INDIA

Warfare in Ancient India
Gun-powder was known in ancient India. There was one weapon called Sataghni which could kill a hundred men at a time. We do not yet know how it worked.

Weapons were of two kinds: Astra and Sastra. The former were thrown and the latter wounded like the sword. There were also supernatural weapons.

The common weapons were the bow and arrow, javelin, mace, armour, helmet, etc. These weapons bore the royal emblems. Kautilya mentions hundreds of weapons.
Some of them were used like catapults for destroying the forts of enemies.

Forts were important for defence.

Balls of fire were flown by means of birds to burn the forts of enemies.

The Conch, Dundhubhi, Bheri and Panava were musical instruments used in wars.

Medical units and nurses followed armies to look after wounded soldiers.

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