Romila Thapar is something of a living legend. Professor Emeritus in Ancient Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, she was awarded the Kluge Prize (effectively the "American" Nobel Prize) for Lifetime Achievement in the field of History in 2008.
Her Śakuntalā: Texts, Readings, Histories, first published by Kali for Women, is being reissued this month by Women Unlimited. Professor Thapar has written extensively on many aspects of our past. Her best-known books are, Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas; From Lineage to State; History and Beyond; Cultural Pasts: Essays in Early Indian History; Early India; Somanatha: the Many Voices of a History; and The Aryan: Recasting Constructs.
In our Gender Studies and History sections, in paperback, 282 pages, Rs 375. ISBN: 9788188965601