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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
In the Mahabharata, Bhisma says that he did not like to strike a man who had laid down his arms, who had fallen, who had taken off his armour, who was asleep, who was running away or who was of a humble position.

Wars of aggression were not unknown.

Its most civilised form was the Aswamedha. The aggressor sent his royal horse to graze in the territory of another king. If the latter allowed it, it meant he accepted the overlordship of the first king. If on the contrary he stopped the horse, or arrested it, war followed.

Modern science and technology have made all these outdated. Yet, we continue to preserve the spirit of defiance and defence against any aggressor.

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