ISBN-10:
0415329205
ISBN-13:
9780415329200
Pub. Date:
11/28/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
A History of India / Edition 4

A History of India / Edition 4

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A History of India / Edition 4

A History of India is a compact synthesis which examines the major political, economic, social and cultural forces that have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent. This new edition has been thoroughly revised containing new research, and an updated

preface, index and dateline.

A History of India is a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from the early civilizations of the Northwest, to the rise and fall of the Mughal Empire, to internal affairs of political and economical development. The new edition has been thoroughly

revised containing new research, an updated preface, index and dateline. This authoritative and detailed account of the political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the subcontinent emphasizes and analyzes the structural pattern of Indian history.

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ISBN-13: 9780415329200
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Hermann Kulke is Professor Emeritus of Asian History at the University of Kiel. He is the author of Kings and Cults: State Formation and Legitimation in India and Southeast Asia (1993) and editor of The State in India 1000-1700 (1995). In 2010 he was awarded the the order of 'Padma Shri' by the Indian government.

Dietmar Rothermund is Professor Emeritus of History at the South Asian Institute, University of Heidelberg. His books include Contemporary India: Political, Economic and Social Developments since 1947 (2012), India: The Rise of an Asian Giant (2008), The Routledge Companion to Decolonization (2006), The Global Impact of the Great Depression, 1929-1939 (1996) and India in the Great Depression (1992). 

Table of Contents

Introduction: History and the Environment

1. Early Civilizations of the Northwest

Prehistory and the Indus Civilization

Immigration and Settlement of the Aryans

2. The Great Ancient Empires

The Rise of the Gangetic Culture and

the Great Empires of the East

The End of the Maurya Empire and the Northern Invaders

The Classical Age of the Guptas

The Rise of South India

3. The Regional Kingdoms of Early Medieval India

The Rise and Conflicts of Regional Kingdoms

Kings, Princes and

Priests: The Structure of Hindu Realms

Gods, Temples and Poets: The Growth of Regional Cultures

India's Impact on Southeast Asia: Causes and Consequences

4. Religious Communities and Military Feudalism in the Late Middle Ages

The Islamic Conquest of Northern

India and the Sultanate of Delhi

The States of Central and Southern India in the Period of the Sultanate of Delhi

5. The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Empire

The Great Mughals and their Adversaries

Indian Landpower and European Seapower

The Struggle for

Supremacy in India

6. The Period of Colonial Rule

Company Bahadur: Trader and Ruler

Imperial Structure and the Regional Impact

The Pattern of Constitutional Reform

7. The Freedom Movement and the Partition of India

The Indian Freedom

Movement

The Partition of India

8. The Republic

Internal Affairs: Political and Economic Development

External Affairs: Global and Regional Dimensions

Perspectives

Bibliography and Notes

Chronology

Maps

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'Kulke and Rothermund's work provides and authoritative and detailed account of the structural pattern of Indian history. Through first-rate scholarship, the authors have done a fabulous work in delineating the various nuances of India's glorious historical past while presenting the readers with a much needed and highly readable survey.' – Contemporary South Asia

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