India

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University of California Press, 2009 - History - 251 pages
7 Reviews
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"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith

"Wolpert understands India. . . . . Fluent, wide-ranging and often wise, this volume is a useful addition to a shelf of books on India."--Washington Post Book World

"A superb distillation of a lifetime's learning by UCLA's great historian of India. Refreshingly concrete and detailed, [and] vibrantly written, Wolpert's overview repeatedly succeeds at explaining a culture that gave us little things like the decimal system, chess, cotton cloth, meditation, and two religions called Buddhism and Hinduism."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"If one were to read a single book about India in a lifetime, this should be it."--Library Journal

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Nice overview of India Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I thought this book was very helpful in my preparation to visit India. I had been reading other books that were very heavy and detailed, and I kept feeling like I needed an "india for dummies" kind of ... Read full review

Contents

TWO HISTORICAL PROLOGUE
23
Ancient Imperial Unification and Its Limits
33
Young Indias Revolutions and Reforms
53
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Stanley Wolpert is the author of fourteen books, including A New History of India, now in its eighth edition, and Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. He has taught the history of India and Pakistan at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1958.

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