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A Traveller's History of India
A Traveller's History of India

A Traveller's History of India

by Sinraraja Tammita Delgoda

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Language

English

Publisher

Srishti

ISBN

8187075198 - Year: 1997 - Pages: 272

Binding

Paperback

Sinraraja Tammita Delgoda

Author: Sinraraja Tammita Delgoda
Publisher: Srishti
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 272
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075198

Description

A Traveller's History of India covers the whole scope of India's past and present history and allows the reader to make sense of what they see in a way that no other guide book can.

For anyone, planning a trip to India, this excellent guide provides a useful grounding if their curiosity exceeds the time available for research.

The Traveller's Histories series' aim is to give a concise but authoritative history of a country from the earliest times right up to the present day. They are excellent for tourists, business travelers and students and are carefully designed for quick and clear reference.

India is heir to one of the world's oldest and richest civilizations and the origin of many of the ideas, philosophies and movements which have shaped the destiny of humankind.

For the traveler, India is both an inspiration and a challenge. The sheer wealth of Indian culture has fascinated generations of visitors. We see the sweeping panorama of Indian history, from the ancient origins of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and the other great religions, through the tumultuous political history of India's epic struggle against colonialism, to the ravages of Partition, Non-Alignment, and finally the emergence of India as a powerful modern state still grounded in the literature and culture of an ancient land.

COMMENTS:

For anyone. . . planning a trip to India, the latest in the excellent Traveller's History series . . . provides a useful grounding for those whose curiosity exceeds the time available for research. --The London Evening Standard

Ideal before-you-go reading --The Daily Telegraph

Contents

Preface

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction

CHAPTER TWO
The Indus Valley Civilization, Prehistory to 1500 Bc

CHAPTER THREE
The Coming of Aryans, 1500-334 BC

CHAPTER FOUR
The Mauryas: The First Indian Empire, 330-184 BC

CHAPTER FIVE
The Golden Age of Indian Civilization, 184 Bc -AD 647

CHAPTER SIX
The Rise of Islam, 647-1565

CHAPTER SEVEN
The Mughal Empire, 1526-1707

CHAPTER EIGHT
A Receding Tide Uncovering Rocks: The Eighteenth Century, 1707-85

CHAPTER NINE
The Jewel in the Crown: The British Raj, 1785-1914

CHAPTER TEN
The Road to Freedom, 1850s-1948

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Midnight's Children: Nehru and the New india, 1947-64

CHAPTER TWELVE
The End of a Dynasty: Crisis and Changes, 1964-90s

Chronology of Major Events
Governors-General and Viceroys
Heads of State
Prime Ministers
Historical Gazetter
Further Reading
Index
Maps

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