India and South Asia: A Short History (Short Histories) by David Ludden

By David Ludden

Combining actual info with a serious process, which probes the character of tradition and identification, this concise but authoritative account paints a photograph photo of a space stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayan mountains. With assurance not just of India, but in addition of Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, this publication surveys approximately 5,000 years, from the early settlers of prehistory to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the Tamil Tiger conflicts. specific emphasis is put on the final two hundred years, whereas the main subject matter of moving neighborhood identities underpins its insights into the social, monetary, and non secular previous of the zone. on the planet of globalization that we now inhabit, no international zone is known as being composed easily of enclosed nationwide territories of politics, economic climate, society, and tradition. South Asia is an international phenomenon, and dealing that wisdom into an realizing of South Asian historical past is a problem that this publication absolutely embraces.

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