Contents: Vol. I: Preface. 1. The prehistoric age--early man and his implements. 2. The Sindhu Valley civilisation. 3. The Vedic age. 4. Early Aryan Society. 5. Later Vedic Period. 6. The epics and the Hindu Society. 7. Indian political history--6 to 4 century BC. 8. Persian and Greek invasion. 9. The Maurya Empire. 10. Buddhism and Jainism. 11. Ancient political theory and administrative organisation. 12. Religious movements. 13. Literature. 14. The rock edicts. 15. Legends of Asoka. 16. Fa Hien's account of India and South Asia. 17. The then existing economic condition. 18. The contemporary South Indian polity. 19. The contemporary social life.
Vol. II: Preface. 1. Age of Guptas. 2. The Gupta Empire. 3. North India from C.500 A.D. to C. 800 A.D. 4. The development of education. 5. Economic conditions. 6. Art and architecture. 7. Medieval Hindu society. 8. The reign of Harsha : conquest and administration. 9. The Rajputs. 10. A fight for Crumbs. 11. Teaching of patriotism. 12. Social reconstruction in India. 13. The woman in India : a historical review. 14. Indians in America. 15. Speech in Bradlaugh Hall Lahore by Lajpat Rai. 16. National education--views of Lajpat Rai.
"Indian Society : Ancient to Modern is a chronological narration of changes that occurred in Indian society from time to time right from the pre-historic age. As is obvious, the changes that took place had natural impact on the way of life of the people of the contemporary society. The period of the Rajputs has been extensively described in this volume. India's images abroad as conceived and perceived by the Great Leader Lala Lajpat Rai whose inspiring writings in the field of education, society and economy proved very effect, have also been included in the book." (jacket)