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The Oxford History of India
The Oxford History of India

The Oxford History of India

by Vincent A Smith

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English

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Oxford University Press

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0195612973 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 945

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Paperback

Vincent A Smith

Author: Vincent A Smith
Percival Spear/
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 945
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195612973

Description

Since its first publication, Vincent Smith's standard textbook on Indian history has been periodically revised, most comprehensively when Percival Spear edited the third edition.

In this 4th edition, Spear , in a section entitled ' Independent India', carries on the account from 1947, the closing year of the 3rd edition, upto the declaration of Emergency in 1975. The new section examines the historical, political, cultural and economic developments in post-Independence India and surveys Nehru and post-Nehru eras to present a composite view of contemporary India.

Contents

List of Illustration
List of Abbreviations

PART I
ANCIENT AND HINDU INDIA
Introduction

BOOK I : ANCIENT INDIA
1. Prehistoric India : the elements of the population
2. Literature and Civilization of the Vedic and Epic periods; the Puranas;
caste
3. The Pre-Maurya states; the rise of Jainism and Buddhism; the invasion of Alexander the Great; Indian in the fourth century B.C

BOOK II : HINDU INDIA FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MAURYA DYNASTY IN 322 B.C. TO THE SEVENTH CENTURY A.C.
1. Chandragupta Maurya, the first historical Emperor of India, and his institutions; Bindusara
2. Asoka Maurya and his institutions; diffusion of Buddhism; end of the Maurya dynasty; the successors of the Mauryas
3. The Indo-Greeck and other foreign dynasties of north-western India : the Kushans or Indo-Scythians; Greek influence; foreign commerce; beginning of Chola history
4. The Gupta period; a golden age; literature, art and science; Hindu renaissance; the Huns; King Harsha; the Chalukyas; disorder in northern India
5. Indian Influence in South-east Asia

BOOK III : THE MEDIEVAL HINDU KINGDOMS FROM THE DEATH OF HARSHA IN A.D. 647 TO THE MUSLIM CONQUEST
1. The transitional period; Rajputs; the Himalayan kingdoms and their relations with Tibet and china
2. The northern and western kingdoms of the plains
3. The Kingdoms of the Peninsula :
ò The Deccan proper and Mysore
ò The Tamil powers of the Far South

PART II
INDIA IN THE MUSLIM PERIOD
BOOK IV : THE Muslim powers of northern India
1. The rise of the Muslim power in India and the Sultanate of Delhi, A.D. 1175-1290
2. The Sultnate of Delhi continued; A.D. 1290 to 1340; the khilji and Tughluq dynasties
3. The decline and fall of the Sultanate of Delhi, A.D. 1340-1526; the Tughluq dynasty concluded; Timur; the Sayyid; the Lodi dynasty; Islam in Indian life
4. The Muslim kingdoms of Bengal, Malwa, Gujarat, and Kashmir

BOOK V : THE SOUTHERN POWERS
1. The Bahmani dynasty of the Deccan, 1347-1526
2. The five Sultanates of the Deccan, and Khandesh, from 1474 to the seventeenth century
3. The Hindu empire of Vijayanagar, from A.D. 1336 to 1646

BOOK VI : THE MUGHUL EMPIRE
1. The beginnings of the Mughul empire; Babur, Humayun, and the Sur dynasty, A.D. 1526-56
2. The early European voyages to and settlements in India; the East India Company from 1600 to 1708
3. Akbar, 1555-1605
4. Jahangir
5. Shahjahan and the War of Succession; climax of the Mughul empire
6. Aurangzeb Alamgir (1658-1707)
7. The later Mughuls; decline of the empire; the Sikhs and Marathas

PART III
INDIA IN THE BRITISH PERIOD
Introduction

BOOK VII : THE RISE OF THE BRITISH DOMINION, 1740-18
1. English and French
2. The British in Bengal
3. Afghans, Mughuls, and Marathas
4. The Maratha Policy
5. The Age of Hastings
6. The Company and the State
7. Cornwallis
8. The South, 1780-1801
9. Shore and Wellesley
10. Interlude : Barlow and Minto
11. Lord Hastings and Hegemony

BOOK VIII : COMPLETION AND CONSOLIDATION, 1818-58
1. General : Hastings to Dalhousie
2. The Political Thread : Hastings to Hardinge, 1818-48
3. Foreign Policy, 1818-48 : Burma and the north-west
4. Sind and the Panjab
5. Government and People : Organization of Power
6. The People and the Government : The Village, the Land, and Trade
7. Social Policy and Cultural Contacts
8. Dalhousie
9. The Mutiny

BOOK IX : IMPERIAL INDIA, 1858-1905
1. Canning and Reorganization
2. The Political Thread : Elgin to Elgin
3. Foreign and Frontier Policy, 1862-98
4. Economic Policy and Development, 1858-1939
5. The New India : Western influences
6. The New India : the Indian response
7. The States
8. Lord Curzon

BOOK X : NATIONAL INDIAM 1905-47
1. The Political and Personal Thread, 1905-47
2. Edwardian India
3. The First World War and the Montford Reforms, 1914-21
4. The Montford Era
5. The Genesis of Pakistan
6. The 1935 Act and after
7. India and the War, 1939-45
8. Independence and Partition
9. Economic and Cultural Development

BOOK XI : INDEPENDENT INDIA, 1947-75
Introduction
Nehru's India
Crisis and Consolidation
Planning and Hope
Difficulty and Perplexity
Post-Nehru India
Interlude and Crisis
Realignment
Crisis, Confidence and Perplexity

Chronological Tables

Index
Supplementary Index (Book XI)

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