India

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 273 pages
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The history of India is the engrossing story of an ancient civilization, reborn as a modern nation. More a continent than a single nation, India is home to over one-fifth of humanity, yet it remains a mystery to most non-Indians, barely appreciated and poorly understood. Stanley Wolpert'sIndia provides a much-needed, concise overview of Indian history and culture. His new preface brings the book up to date, discussing national elections, the economic effects of the new globalization, and the consequences of joining the nuclear arms race.
 

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it seems to be nice book .it is describing the history of india and rivers etc.in great detail.text is upto the mark .really i should appreciate this book such a wonderful book approaches me to read every indian citizen should read it to know what india is really.a priseful book.

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Contents

The River
5
Heat
11
Mountain Walls
17
PreAryan Urbanization
27
Ancient Imperial Unification and Its Limits
34
Islamic Conquests
44
Young Indias Revolutions and Reforms
55
Religion and rhilosopny
72
Village Life
143
The Urban Revolution
149
Dance Drama and Music
160
Worship in Bronze and Stone
168
Caves Temple and Regal Art and Architecture
174
The Art of Literature
181
Scientific Contributions
192
Kingship and Democracy
201

Mother Goddess Worship
79
Devotional Vaishnavism
85
Islam in India
95
Sikhism
105
Caste and Class
121
Untouchability
128
Roles of Women
136
Economic Planning and Development
223
Foreign Policy
233
The Future
249
Suggested Additional Reading
257
Index
263
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About the author (1999)

Stanley Wolpert is the author of fourteen books, including A New History of India, now in its fifth edition, and Nehru: A Tryst With Destiny. He has taught the history of India and Pakistan at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1958.

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