(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

India A History. Revised and Updated



Pub. Date:
Grove Press
List Price: $20.00

Rent Book


Buy Used Book

Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days

Buy New Book

Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days


More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $7.34

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?

Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.

How do rental returns work?

Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!

What version or edition is this?

This is the Revised edition with a publication date of 4/12/2011.

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.


Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay’s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world’s oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

Author Biography

John Keay is a historian write, and world-downed South Asia expert. He is the author of nineteen books, including Into India, India Discovered, and China: A History.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
List of Mapsp. xi
List of Charts and Tablesp. xiii
Author's note to the Second Editionp. xvi
Introductionp. xvii
The Harappan World: C3000-1700 B Cp. 1
Vedic Values: C1700-900 B Cp. 19
The Epic Age: C900-520 B Cp. 37
Out of the Myth-Smoke: C520-C320 B Cp. 56
Gloria Maurya: C320-200 B Cp. 78
An Age of Paradox: C200 B C-C300 adp. 101
Gupta Gold: C300-500 A Dp. 129
Lords of the Universe: C500-700p. 155
Dharma and Defiance: C700-C900p. 180
Natraj, the Rule of the Dance: C950-1180p. 202
The Triumph of the Sultans: C1180-1320p. 231
Other Indias: 1320-1525p. 262
The Making of the Mughal Empire: 1500-1605p. 289
Mughal Pomp, Indian Circumstance: 1605-1682p. 320
From Taj to Raj: 1682-1750p. 348
The British Conquest: 1750-1820p. 383
Pax Britannica: 1820-1880p. 414
Awake the Nation: 1880-1930p. 448
At the Stroke of the Midnight Hour: 1930-1948p. 484
Surgical Procedures: 1948-1965p. 510
The Spectre of Separatism: 1962-1972p. 537
'Demockery': 1972-1984p. 561
Midnight's Grandchildren: 1984-p. 582
Source Notesp. 607
Bibliographyp. 619
Index (incorporating Glossary)p. 633
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...