India: A History by John Keay

By John Keay

The first single-volume heritage of India because the Fifties, combining narrative velocity and ability with social, monetary and cultural research. 5 millennia of the sub-continent’s heritage are interpreted through considered one of our best writers on India and the a long way East. This variation doesn't contain illustrations.

Older, richer and extra unique than virtually the other, India’s tradition furnishes all that the historian may possibly want for within the manner of continuity and variety. The peoples of the Indian subcontinent, whereas sharing a typical background and tradition, will not be now, and not were, a unmarried unitary kingdom; the ebook contains Pakistan and Bangladesh, in addition to different embryonic country states just like the Sikh Punjab, Muslim Kashmir and Assam.

Above all, the colonial period is obvious within the total context of Indian heritage, and the legacy of the 1947 partition is tested from the viewpoint of today.

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