A Brief History of India

A Brief History of India

by Judith E. Walsh
     
 

Although Walsh (State U. of New York at Old Westbury) structures her history of India chronologically, beginning her narrative in 1000 BC and concluding it in 2004, a few basic themes run throughout the text, including caste, religion and violence, Indian identity and diversity, and (later) modernization and democracy. She describes the origins of the early Indian… See more details below

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Although Walsh (State U. of New York at Old Westbury) structures her history of India chronologically, beginning her narrative in 1000 BC and concluding it in 2004, a few basic themes run throughout the text, including caste, religion and violence, Indian identity and diversity, and (later) modernization and democracy. She describes the origins of the early Indian civilization, the entry and influence of Islam, the establishment of the British Raj and the movements for independence, and the governance of the modern independent republic of India. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816073344
Publisher:
Checkmark Books
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Brief History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1Land, climate, and prehistory1
2Caste, kings, and the Hindu world order (1000 B.C.-A.D. 700)20
3Turks, Afghans, and Mughals (600-1800)59
4The jewel in the crown (1757-1885)89
5Becoming modern - the colonial way (1800-1900)125
6Toward freedom (1885-1920)153
7Gandhi and the nationalist movement (1920-1948)178
8Constructing the nation (1950-1991)207
9Bollywood and beyond (1947-2004)239
10India at the turn of the century (1991-2004)264

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