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A Concise Dictionary of the Indian People
A Concise Dictionary of the Indian People

A Concise Dictionary of the Indian People

by H G Rawlinson

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English

Publisher

LP Publications

ISBN

8185557632 - Year: 1994 - Pages: 431

Binding

Hardcover

H G Rawlinson
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Author: H G Rawlinson
Publisher: LP Publications
Year: 1994
Language: English
Pages: 431
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185557632

Description

This book is a simple and non-technical account of the country and its people which will greatly appeal to the general reader.

The book contains a historical account of the Ancient India covering prehistoric civilization of India, the Vedic age, the epic age, the golden age of Hinduism, the Rajput and the Tamil kingdoms of Northern and Southern India respectively. In the medieval India section, it covers the Muslim conquest of Northern India; the Mohammedan Kingdoms; the Hindu Empire of Vijayanagar; the foundation of the Mogul Empire and its zenith and decline.

In the modern India section, starting from Early European settlements in India, it gives an account of the achievements from Warren Hastings to Lord William Bentick; India under the crown; from Canning to Curzon, and from Lord Minto till the achievement of Indian independence in 1947.

Contents

Preface

BOOK I : ANCIENT INDIA

CHAPTER I
The Geography and Prehistoric Civilization of India

CHAPTER II
The Foundations of Hindu India : The Vedic Age

CHAPTER III
The Epic Age : The Rise of Buddhism and Jainism

CHAPTER IV
The Rise of the Empire of Magadha

CHAPTER V
Early Foreign Invaders of North-Western India

CHAPTER VI
The Golden Age of Hinduism : The Guptas : Harsha

CHAPTER VII
The Rajput Kingdoms of Northern India

CHAPTER VIII
The Kingdoms of the Deccan and Gujarat

CHAPTER IX
The Tamil Kingdoms of Southern India

BOOK II : MEDIEVAL INDIA
CHAPTER I
The Muslim Conquest of Northern India, 1175-1526
The Slave Kings of Delhi, 1206-90
The Khilji Dynasty, 1290-1320
The Tughlak Dynasty, 1321-88
The Saiyid and Lodi Dynasties, 1413-1526

CHAPTER II
The Mohammedan Kingdoms of Bengal, Gujarat and the Deccan and the Coming of the Portuguese, 1340-1687

CHAPTER III
The Hindu Empire of Vijayanagar, 1326-1646

CHAPTER IV
The Foundation of the Mogul Empire : Babur, Sher Shah and Humayun, 1526-56

CHAPTER V
The Mogul Empire at its zenith : Jalal-ud-din Akbar, 1556-1605

CHAPTER VI
The Mogul Empire at its zenith : Jahangir and Shahjahan, 1605-66

CHAPTER VII
The Mogul Empire at its zenith : Aurangzeb Alamgir, 1659-1707

CHAPTER VIII
The Decline of the Mogul Empire and the Rise of the Marathas, 1707-1800

BOOK III : MODERN INDIA

CHAPTER I
Early European Settlements in India

CHAPTER II
The Struggle between England and France : Clive and Dupleix

CHAPTER III
The British Acquisition of Bengal

CHAPTER IV
The Foundations of British Rule in India : Warren Hastings and Lord Cornwallis, 1772-93

CHAPTER V
The Expansion of British India : Wellesley to Amherst, 1798-1828

CHAPTER VI
New Principles of Government : Lord William Bentinck, 1828-35

CHAPTER VII
The Last Conquests of the Company : The Afghan, Sikh and Burmese Wars, 1836-56

CHAPTER VIII
The Indian Mutiny and the End of the East India Company, 1856-9
Appendix : Queen's Proclamation

CHAPTER IX
India Under the Crown : From Canning to Ripon, 1858-84

CHAPTER X
From Dufferin to Curzon, 1884-1905

CHAPTER XI
India from Lord Minto to the Present Day, 1905-47

Examination Questions
Index

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