Author: Percival SpearPublisher: PenguinYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 298ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140138366
This wonderful book is about the unity of texture in the development of the Indian society. The book deals with the Mughal and British periods together in one volume. The Mughal rule is viewed as the preparation and precondition for the modern age ushered in by the British, and the British Raj as the harbinger of Western civilization. A truly enlightening book.
Maps acknowledgementsIntroduction1. The coming of the Mughals2. Akbar3. The Mughal empire4. The Great Mughals5. Europeans and Mughal India6. Decline, Collapse, and Confusion7. The English in Bengal8. The Bengal State and Hegemony9. Supremacy- Why and Wherefore10. The New Policy11. The Completion of Dominion12. The Imperial Heyday13. The National Movement: Cultural and Political 14. Congress, Curzon, and Reform15. The First World War and the Great Leep Forward16. Mahatma 17. The 1935 Act and the Second World War18. The Pakistan Movement19. Independence and Consolidation20. Nehru's India21. Post- Nehru India: EpilogueBibliography Index