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India, 4th Edition / Edition 4

India, 4th Edition / Edition 4

by Stanley WolpertStanley Wolpert
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This new edition brings Stanley Wolpert's brilliantly succinct and accessible introduction to Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India completely up to date for a new generation of readers, travelers, and students. Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|In crisp detail, Wolpert gives a panoramic overview of the continent on which the world's most fascinating ancient civilization gave birth to one of its most complex modern democratic nations. Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India now includes new sections on the country's current global economic development, the recent national elections, and on its international relations, including those with Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, and the United States, Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India's new strategic global partner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520260320
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/17/2009
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,215,266
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stanley Wolpert is the author of fourteen books, including A New History of Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India, now in its eighth edition, and Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. He has taught the history of Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India and Pakistan at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1958.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2009 Edition

1. The Environment
The River
Monsoon Rains
Mountain Walls

2. Historical Prologue
Pre-Aryan Urbanization
Aryan Conquests and Emerging Synthesis
Ancient Imperial Unification and Its Limits
Islamic Conquests
Westernization and Modernization
Young Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India's Revolutions and Reforms
The Impact of Mahatma Gandhi

3. Religion and Philosophy
Yoga and Shaivism
Mother Goddess Worship
Nonviolent Buddhism and Jainism
Laws of Action and Reincarnation
Devotional Vaishnavism
Higher Hindu Philosophy
Islam in Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|India
Modernist Religious Movements

4. Society
Caste and Class
The Family
Roles of Women
Village Life
The Urban Revolution

5. Arts and Sciences
Dance, Drama, and Music
Worship in Bronze and Stone
Caves, Temple and Regal Art, and Architecture
The Art of Literature
Scientific Contributions

6. Polity and Foreign Policy
Kingship and Democracy
Economic Planning and Development

Foreign Policy
Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Indo-U.S. Relations
Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Indo-Pak Relations
Sino-Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Indian Relations
Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Indo-Sri Lankan Relations

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