India: A History

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Grove Press, 2000 - History - 576 pages
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Jhon 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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A fantastic introduction to Indian history. - Goodreads
Nice overview of the history of India. - Goodreads
well researched for most part! - Goodreads
Good overview, but minimal deep exploration. - Goodreads
Stunning research by John Keay. - Goodreads
... none the less, the ending was kinda abrupt. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Vik - Goodreads

It is hard to decouple facts from authors opinion, the later being heavily biased and anti India at times. The book is extremely well written and easy to read in-spite of the complex topic it covers. Good for facts and statistics but not a true understanding of India or Indians. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay Nair - Goodreads

awesome book. concise, yet covers a lot of ground. must read for all history fans! Read full review

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John Keay s recent books include "Sowing the Wind: the Mismanagement of the Middle East 1900 1960 "and "Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East.

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