Author A.R.Kulkarni introduces a novel topic through this book as the interlinking of historry and culture of India. History of ancient India is quite different than the other countries. Normally the full history of ancient India is not available at a glance anywhere. Author has made studious efforts to put forth the various aspects of pre-vedic era if India with the sindhu culture, the socio-economic life and the arts.
Ancient history has an inevitable part as the literature. Indian literature has been rich with 'vedas', upanishads, poetry, epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat, various dramas languages and some classical literature also. In addition, religion has been also a vital part which consists of Vedism, Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.
Author focuses mainly on the social and economic life in ancient India which briefs up the casteism, systems, traditions, festivals, position of women in society and the treatment at various levels, drapery, ornaments, entertainment and the financial life i.e. commerce, business and sources on income.
Political life included the administration of a king, kingdom, the administration in the city or the birth and death statistics. Morever the education system, philosophy, Arts and culture also played an important role.
Relations in India as a whole with the western countries, central Asia, China, Tibet, Java, Malaysian islands, Cambodia etc. in concern with the art and culture-Periodic analysis of the ancient history is done like Pre-Maurya period, period of Maurya dynasty, Attack of Yawans, Guptas, Harshvardhan and Muslims.
The book also mentions some important years to be noted on as per importance.