India: A History

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Grove Press, 2000 - History - 576 pages
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Jhon Keay's India: A History is a probing and provocative chronicle of five thousand years of South Asian history, from the first Harrapan settlements on the banks of the Indus River to the recent nuclear-arms race. In a tour de force of narrative history, Keay blends together insights from a variety of scholarly fields and weaves them together to chart the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that makes up the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.

Authoritative and eminently readable, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.


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A fantastic introduction to Indian history. - Goodreads
Nice overview of the history of India. - Goodreads
well researched for most part! - Goodreads
So John Keay get kudos for just writing such a book. - Goodreads
Good overview, but minimal deep exploration. - Goodreads
A reference book on the history of India. - Goodreads

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The most important thing to know about India from the outset is that India only became a country in the 20th century. Before that it was a region like Europe, like Latin America, like Christendom ... Read full review

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As an introduction to Indian history, this isn't too bad, very readable and sometimes very insightful. I can't help but think that I would have done better with one of Wendy Doniger's larger books as ... Read full review

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John Keay s recent books include "Sowing the Wind: the Mismanagement of the Middle East 1900 1960 "and "Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East.

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