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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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This is an excellent history of India. I found it exciting, and so I was surprised that some people found it to be dry. It is detailed indeed, and there is so much to be discovered. John Keay has done ... Read full review

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User Review  - salvadesswaran - LibraryThing

The material is too large for a single volume, although the author has done justice to the history of the subcontinent without any notable omissions (as Nehruvian history books are wont to do). Read full review

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