A New History of India

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Oxford University Press, 2009 - History - 548 pages
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After more than twenty-five years in print, A New History of India continues to be the most readable and popular one-volume history of India available. Now in its eighth edition, this acclaimed text features updated scholarship and bibliographic material throughout and integrates new research on such incisive topics as the Indian diaspora, the economy, and the nuclear issue.

In lively, accessible language, Stanley Wolpert condenses more than 4,000 years of India's history into a graceful and engaging narrative. He discusses modern India's rapidly growing population, industry, and economy, and also considers the prospects for India's future. From a carefully balanced perspective, Wolpert presents a fair and truthful record of India's history--he offers both a triumphant portrayal of the brightest achievements of Indian civilization as well as a sobering examination of its persistent social inequities and economic and political corruption.

Enhanced with striking new images and a full-color map of India and the surrounding area, A New History of India, Eighth Edition, remains the authoritative text on the compelling--and often controversial--history of this fascinating country.

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If you want a thorough and concise history of India, read this book. I had to read this for college and enjoyed it considerably. The book reviews approximately 4,000 years of India's history through to--almost--the current day. Read full review

Contents

The Ecological Setting
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Indus Culture ca 25001600 B C
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The Aryan Age ca 15001000 B C
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Copyright

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Stanley Wolpert is Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. He is author of Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India (OUP, 2006), India, Third Edition (2005), Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi (OUP, 2002), Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny (OUP, 1996), Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan (OUP, 1993), Jinnah of Pakistan (OUP, 1984), and Roots of Confrontation in South Asia (OUP, 1982).

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