Provides a clear focus to each segment of the unfolding story of Indian history, from the cities of the Indus Valley civilization four millennia ago to the Hindu dynasties, from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj, and from Indian independence to the nations emergence as the worlds largest democracy.
In ten incisive chapters Andrew Robinson provides a clear focus to each segment of the unfolding story of Indian history, from the remarkable cities of the Indus Valley civilization four millennia ago to the Hindu dynasties, from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj, and from Indian independence to the nation's emergence as the world's largest democracy and one of its fastest growing economies in the modern era.
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'I am impressed by the lucidity of the author ... a very good attempt to encompass the long history of India within 250 pages' - Asian Voice 'Pithy, admirable ... a most refreshing resume' - The Times Literary Supplement 'Writing an accessible and coherent history of India is an ambitious task. Andrew Robinson meets the challenge successfully ... the author's many-sided engagement with the subcontinent ... makes this book more readable than the course texts lately produced by professional historians' - History Today
About Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson has written more than 25 books on the arts and sciences. They include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts, India: A Short History and Earthshock, which won the Association of Earth Science Editors Outstanding Publication Award, plus Earth-Shattering Events . A regular contributor to such magazines as Current World Archaeology, History Today, The Lancet, Nature and Science, he has also been literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; 1. The Indus Valley Civilization; 2. Vedas, Aryans and the Origins of Hinduism; 3. Buddha, Alexander and Asoka; 4. Hindu Dynasties; 5. The Coming of Islam; 6. The Mughal Empire; 7. European Incursions and East India Companies; 8. The Jewel in the Crown; 9. The End of Empire; 10. The World's Largest Democracy; Postscript; Map
India: A Short History by Andrew Robinson
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