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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The best general history of India that I've read written by an outstanding scholar of Indian history. Makes a good combination with Ayesha Jalal & Sugata Bose's Modern South Asia. Read full review

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the book does not glorify India nor does it talk about its misery and thus lets you a very unbiased and fresh view of the history of the country.....the detail with which the author describes the day to day lives of the people of each strata of the society is mesmerizing.......a great read for all history enthusiasts  


The Impact of Aryan Culture
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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