The Illustrated Cultural History of India

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-13
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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In A Cultural History of India, first published in 1975, A.L. Basham brought together scholars from across the globe to provide international viewpoints on the rich cultural heritage of India. With contributors from across the world covering a wide array of topics including religion,philosophy, social organization, literature, art, architecture, music, and science, the book presented a comprehensive survey of India's rich cultural heritage. Over the years the book became a classic in its own right. The Illustrated Cultural History of India, an adapted and illustrated version of the original book, aims to sensitize young readers to the country's historic past and rich cultural heritage, and the need to preserve it. Key chapters cover the Indus civilization, Ashokan India and the Gupta Age,ancient Indian religions, philosophy, classical literature, early art and architecture, music, Muslim architecture in India, Islam, Sikhism, the nationalist movement, and modern Indian literature, and are complemented by extensive visuals, making for an informative and interesting read.

Table of Contents

Note Introduction
The Ancient Heritage
The Indus Civilization
The Early Aryans Ashokan India and the Gupta Age
Medieval Hindu India Ancient Indian Religions Philosophy
Classical Literature Early Art and Architecture Music
The Age of Muslim Dominance Muslim
Architecture in India Medieval Hindu Devotionalism Islam in Medieval
India Sikhism Medieval Indian Miniature Painting
Challenge and Response - The Coming of the West
The Mughals and the British Hindu Religious and Social Reform in British India
The Nationalist Movement Modern Literature
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