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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Contents

The Harappan World C3OOO170O BC
1
Vedic Values C17OO9OO BC
19
The Epic Age C9OO52O BC
37
Out of the MythSmoke C520C320 BC
56
Gloria Maurya C320200 BC
78
An Age of Paradox C2OO BCC3OO AD
101
Gupta Gold C3OO500 AD
129
Lords of the Universe C500700
155
The Making of the Mughal Empire 15001605
289
Mughal Pomp Indian Circumstance 16051682
320
From Taj to Raj 16821750
348
The British Conquest 17501820
383
Pax Britannica 18201880
414
Awake the Nation 18801930
448
At the Stroke of the Midnight Hour 19301948
484
Crossing the Tracks 1948
509

Dharma and Defiance C700C900
180
Natraj the Rule of the Dance C9501180
202
The Triumph of the Sultans C11801320
231
Other Indias 13201525
262

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About the author (2000)

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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