A Brief History of India

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - India - 348 pages
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A wide ranging introduction to a fascinating country. Most informative. Read full review

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User Review  - April - Goodreads

Dense in places for a book that uses the word brief in the title. Some of the initial chapters are slow moving but it picks up well midway through. Positions the reader to ask a lot of questions about colonialism, post-colonialism and globalization. All in all, worth the read. Read full review

Contents

Land Climate and Prehistory
1
Caste Kings and the Hindu World Order 1000 BCAD 700
20
Turks Afghans and Mughals 6001800
59
The Jewel in the Crown 17571885
89
Becoming Modern The Colonial Way 18001900
125
Toward Freedom 18851920
153
Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement 19201948
178
Constructing the Nation 19501991
207
Bollywood and Beyond 19472004
239
India at the Turn of the Century 19912004
264
Basic Facts about India
285
Chronology
290
Bibliography
308
Suggested Reading
321
Index
331
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