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
The writing is also stilted. - Goodreads
Nice overview of the history of India. - Goodreads
well researched for most part! - Goodreads
Good overview, but minimal deep exploration. - Goodreads
Stunning research by John Keay. - Goodreads

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User Review  - MJ - Goodreads

A nice overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent, a region that defies easy narratives or a unified timeline. The weaknesses of the book are those inherent in examining the events of several ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chetan Tyagi - Goodreads

A fastpaced, objective and concise history of the subcontinent which would be great for someone who is looking for an overview to start with. 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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