A History of India

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Wiley, Feb 4, 2010 - History - 472 pages
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This new edition of Burton Stein's classic A History of India builds on the success of the original to provide an updated narrative of the development of Indian society, culture, and politics from 7000 BC to the present.
  • New edition of Burton Steinís classic text provides a narrative from 7000 BC up to the twenty-first century
  • Includes updated and extended coverage of the modern period, with a new chapter covering the death of Nehru in 1964 to the present
  • Expands coverage of India's internal political and economic development, and its wider diplomatic role in the region
  • Features a new introduction, updated glossary and further reading sections, and numerous figures, photographs and fully revised maps

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The best general history of India that I've read written by an outstanding scholar of Indian history. Makes a good combination with Ayesha Jalal & Sugata Bose's Modern South Asia. Read full review

About the author (2010)

At the time of his death Burton Stein was Professorial Research Associate in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He had previously held professorships at the universities of Minnesota and Hawaii. His publications included Peasant State and Society in Medieval South India (1980) and Thomas Munro: The Origins of the Colonial State and his Vision of Empire (1989).

David Arnold is Professor of Asian and Global History at the University of Warwick. His publications include The Problem of Nature (Blackwell, 1996) and Gandhi (2001).

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