Textbook of Indian History and Culture
The Textbook of Indian History and Culture has been designed for both students and general readers. As an introduction to the history of India it emphasizes the main currents of Indian history in all its facets political, social, economic and cultural integrating the tangled skein of recent historiography in a compact form with a view to familiarize the readers with the fundamental strands of India s history and culture. The sequence of events from ancient to medieval and from medieval to modern are interwoven in a way that enables the reader to understand the dynamics and tensions of India s past. The book is ideally suited for college students who are being introduced to the history of India. The author, with his wide experience and conceptual clarity, has crafted the detailed and often ambiguous events of Indian history in an easy flowing and lucid style. The book contains a chronology and detailed bibliography to satisfy the reader s quest for advanced study and is by far the best introductory account of the history of India with an epilogue describing the failures and achievements of independent India.
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