By John Keay
The 1st single-volume historical past of India because the Nineteen Fifties, combining narrative velocity and talent with social, fiscal and cultural research. 5 millennia of the sub-continent's historical past are interpreted through one in all our best writers on India and the some distance East. This version doesn't comprise illustrations.
Older, richer and extra special than nearly the other, India's tradition furnishes all that the historian may perhaps want for within the approach of continuity and variety. The peoples of the Indian subcontinent, whereas sharing a typical heritage and tradition, aren't now, and not were, a unmarried unitary country; the publication comprises Pakistan and Bangladesh, in addition to different embryonic country states just like the Sikh Punjab, Muslim Kashmir and Assam.
Above all, the colonial period is noticeable within the total context of Indian background, and the legacy of the 1947 partition is tested from the viewpoint of this day.
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India: A History (Revised Edition) by John Keay