A History of India

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Wiley, Jun 16, 1998 - History - 448 pages
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This history provides an original, succinct but sustained narrative of the development of Indian society, culture and polity from 7000 BC to the present.

Themes explored include:


  • The interactions and tensions between cultures and politics, communities and states, and the region and the outside world

  • Findings of recent research on the range of Indian history and pre-history

  • The nature of pre-modern as well as contemporary politics

  • Origins and consequences of the Mughal and British conquests

  • The link between contemporary problems - such as the role of women, poverty and religions nationalism - and India's rich and varied history.

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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

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About the author (1998)

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).

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