India: A History
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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Review: India: A HistoryUser Review - Tso William - Goodreads
Keay has made a noble effort to synthesize both the ancient and modern pasts of India into a single-volume history work. Given the scarcity of written materials - a particularly serious problem in the ... Read full review
Review: India: A HistoryUser Review - Sharang Limaye - Goodreads
Easily the best book one has read across genres in the last few years. History can be boring for some what with the plethora of dates and royal names. But John Keay makes the subject as racy as a Ken ... Read full review