India: A Short History

Author:   Andrew Robinson
Publisher:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN:  

9780500295168


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Andrew Robinson
Publisher:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Weight:   0.240kg
ISBN:  

9780500295168


ISBN 10:   0500295166
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The Indus Valley Civilization; 2. Vedas, Aryans and the Origins of Hinduism; 3. Buddha, Alexander and Asoka; 4. Hindu Dynasties; 5. The Coming of Islam; 6. The Mughal Empire; 7. European Incursions and East India Companies; 8. The Jewel in the Crown; 9. The End of Empire; 10. The World's Largest Democracy; Postscript; Map

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'Impressively lucid ... very good' - Asian Voice 'Writing an accessible and coherent history of India is an ambitious task. Andrew Robinson meets the challenge successfully' - History Today


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Andrew Robinson is the author of twenty-five books in the arts and sciences, nine of them on aspects of Indian history and culture. They include two definitive biographies: Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye, described by V. S. Naipaul as `an extraordinarily good, detailed and selfless book', and the coauthored Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man. He holds degrees from Oxford University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, has been a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and is currently a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

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