A History of India (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, 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.

The book offers a comprehensive account of Indian history. It also links contemporary issues--including poverty, religious nationalism, and the role of women--to Indiaís rich and varied history and explores the tensions throughout Indian history between local communities and state, cultures and politics, and the country and the outside world. † In this second edition, David Arnold brings the story of India into the twenty-first century with expanded coverage from the death of Nehru in 1964 to the present and on India's internal political and economic development, and its wider diplomatic role in the region.

With a new introduction outlining Burton Steinís contribution to the study of Indian history, as well as an updated glossary, further reading section, and newly created maps, A History of India will inform and inspire a new generation of readers.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO BURTON STEINS A HISTORY OF INDIA
xiv
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO FIRST EDITION
xxii
PART I
1
PART II Ancient India
37
PART III Medieval and Early Modern India
103
PART IV Contemporary South Asia
225
NOTES
421
GLOSSARY OF NONENGLISH TERMS
425
FURTHER READING
430
INDEX
435
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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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