A New History of India

A New History of India

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The fifth edition of the most readable illuminating one-volume history of India. No other history records as brilliantly, nor as truthfully, the achievements and shortfalls of Indian civilization. This book is intended for students of Indian history.show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 16 maps, bibliography, glossary, index
  • 019510031X
  • 9780195100310

Table of contents

1: The Ecological Setting. 2: India's Culture. 3: The Aryan Age. 4: North Indian Conquest and Unification. 5: India's First IMperial Unification. 6: Political Fragmentation and Economic and Cultural Enrichment. 7: The Classiacl Age. 8: The Impact of Islam. 9: Mughal Imperial Unification. 10: Western Europe's Vanguard. 11: Great Mughal Glory. 12: Twilight of the Mughal Empire. 13: John Company Raj. 14: The New Mughals. 15: Unification, Modernization, and Revolt. 16: Crown Rule -- A New Order. 17: Indian Nationalism -- The First Movement. 18: The Machine Solidifies. 19: Revolt, Repression, and Reform. 20: The Impact of World War One. 21: Toward Independence. 22: The Impact of World War Two. 23: The Nehru Era. 24: From Collective Leadership to India Raj. 25: From Janata Raj to Rajiv's Death. 26: India Today. Bibliography, Glossary, Indexshow more

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"A splendid history."--Howard Erdman, Dartmouth College"The best one-volume reference on India."--James Rueh, Arizona State University"Clearly the best one-volume history of India currently available."--John E. Wood, James Madison Universityshow more

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