Author: Sinraraja Tammita Delgoda
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075198
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.
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
The Indus Valley Civilization, Prehistory to 1500 Bc
The Coming of Aryans, 1500-334 BC
The Mauryas: The First Indian Empire, 330-184 BC
The Golden Age of Indian Civilization, 184 Bc -AD 647
The Rise of Islam, 647-1565
The Mughal Empire, 1526-1707
A Receding Tide Uncovering Rocks: The Eighteenth Century, 1707-85
The Jewel in the Crown: The British Raj, 1785-1914
The Road to Freedom, 1850s-1948
Midnight's Children: Nehru and the New india, 1947-64
The End of a Dynasty: Crisis and Changes, 1964-90s
Chronology of Major Events
Governors-General and Viceroys
Heads of State