The History of India

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - History - 223 pages
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Descriptions of India are often woefully cliched. Foreigners may preserve old ideas of the exotic East, or reflect the preoccupations of Western media, or view India as a country of violence and disaster. Yet many Indians see their homeland as a modern industrial power, the world's largest democracy, and the country where an ancient civilization thrives alongside state-of-the-art computer technology. This accessible narrative account follows the entire path of Indian history from the Harrapans to today.

Readers will encounter the foundation of Buddhism, Hinduism, the Gupta dynasty, Muslim encounters in India, British rule, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and much more. A biographical section and an annotated bibliography add reference value to this up-to-date resource on the history of India.

 

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The Settings
1
The Birth of India
11
Religion Trade and Conquest
29
The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Dynasty
49
A Century of Realignment
65
Indians and British Rule
81
The Struggle for Independence
101
Building the New India
129
The Fall of the NehruGandhi Dynasty
161
India Today
177
Notable People in the History of India
195
Mughal Emperors British Viceroys Prime Ministers of India
199
Glossary
203
Bibliographic Essay
213
Index
217
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The Rise of the NehruGandhi Dynasty
145

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Page 223 - Professor of History at the University of Louisville and is the author of Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947.

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JOHN MCLEOD is Associate Professor of History at the Universtiy of Louisville and is the author of Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947.

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