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