A History of India

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 432 pages
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This fourth edition of A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasize and analyze the structural pattern of Indian history.

The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the recent developments in the Kashmir conflict. Along with a new glossary, this edition also includes expanded discussions of the Mughal empire and the economic history of India.


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This is fake book... does not represent the history of India. Writing about India without knowing anything about the Indian History, langauge and culture is mere a mistake.

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History and the Environment
Early Civilisations of the Northwest
The Great Ancient Empires
The Regional Kingdoms of Early Medieval India
Religious Communities and Military Feudalism
The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Empire
The Period of Colonial Rule
The Freedom Movement and the Partition of India
The Republic
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About the author (2004)

Hermann Kulke is Professor of Asian History at the University of Kiel. His books include Kings and Cults: State Formation and Legitimation in India and Southeast Asia. Dietmar Rothermund is Professor and Head of History at the South Asian Institute, University of Heidelberg. His books include An Economic History of India and Mahatma Gandhi: An Essay in Political Biography.

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