India: A History

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Grove Press, 2000 - History - 576 pages
John Keay's India: A History is a probing and provocative chronicle of five thousand years of South Asian history, from the first Harrapan settlements on the banks of the Indus River to the recent nuclear-arms race. In a tour de force of narrative history, Keay blends together insights from a variety of scholarly fields and weaves them together to chart the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that makes up the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Authoritative and eminently readable, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

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User Review  - CurrerBell - LibraryThing

Much of the middle sections of this book become overwhelming in the detail of multiple dynasties over time, further complicated by the geographical splintering of pre-"modern" India. Of course, this ... Read full review

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User Review  - ehousewright - LibraryThing

Exhaustive, and somewhat exhausting too, but a very interesting look at an important country and area from pre-history until recent times. While there is no way I will retain much of this, some will stick and it was definitely worth reading. Read full review

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