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India : brief history of a civilization

Author: Thomas R Trautmann; Jim Cogswell; Elisabeth Paymal
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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India: Brief History of a Civilization gives newcomers a quick overview of a very long period, so that in a short time they will acquire a mental map of the history of Indian Civilization as a whole.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Trautmann; Jim Cogswell; Elisabeth Paymal
ISBN: 9780199736324 0199736324
OCLC Number: 642849420
Description: x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The beginnings of Indian civilization --
The Vedic age --
New religions, new empires --
Classical India --
Family, society, polity --
Mentalities --
The world that India made --
Turks and Mughals --
Europeans --
The nation-state --
New nations.
Responsibility: by Thomas R. Trautmann ; drawings by James A. Cogswell, Jr. ; maps by Elisabeth Paymal.
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Trautmann largely succeeds in his ambitious goal, producing a compact, readable narrative that makes 5,000 years of indian history accessible to undergraduates and the interested lay-reader alike. Read more...

 
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