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India : a history

Author: John Keay
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Grove Press edView all editions and formats
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This chronicle of 5,000 years of South Asian history blends together insights from a variety of scholarly fields and weaves them together to chart the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that makes up the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Includes photos and maps.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keay
ISBN: 0802137970 9780802137975
OCLC Number: 46668204
Description: xxviii, 576 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Harappan world : C3000-1700 BC --
Vedic values : C1700-900 BC --
Epic age : C900-520 BC --
Out of the myth-smoke : C520-C320 BC --
Gloria Maurya : C320-200 BC --
Age of paradox : C200 BC-C300 AD --
Gupta gold : C300-500 AD --
Lords of the universe : C500-700 --
Dharma and defiance : C700-C900 --
Natraj, the rule of the dance : C950-1180 --
Triumph of the sultans : C1180-1320 --
Other Indias : 1320-1525 --
Making of the Mughal Empire : 1500-1605 --
Mughal Pomp, Indian circumstance : 1605-1682 --
From Taj to Raj : 1682-1750 --
British conquest : 1750-1820 --
Pax Britannica : 1820-1880 --
Awake the nation : 1880-1930 --
At the stroke of the midnight hour : 1930-1948 --
Crossing the tracks : 1948-
Responsibility: John Keay ; [maps and tables by Jillian Luff].

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