A history of India, Volume 1

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Penguin Books, Jun 1, 1990 - History - 384 pages
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A full account of Indian history from the establishment of Aryan culture to the coming of the Mughals in 1526 A.D.

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This is Volume Two of a history of India since the earliest times, picking up the story at the commencement of the Mughal period. Now perhaps it is unfair to say that Percival Spear has written a ... Read full review

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I concur with joshteeters. There is a tremendous amount of history laid out here, and no lack of facts, names and dates. The author is obviously an expert in this field, and does have a sense of the ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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The Impact of Aryan Culture
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The Emergence of Empire 321185 b c
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Romila Thapar is Professor Emeritus in History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In 1983 she was elected General President of the Indian History Congress and in 1999 a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. She is the author of "Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas; Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations; History and Beyond; Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories; Cultural Pasts: Essays in Early Indian History; "and "Somanatha: the Many Voices of a History" (2004).

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