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1st Edition

The Definitive History

ISBN 9780813343525
Published August 7, 2007 by Routledge
514 Pages

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Book Description

This book deals with the sweep of traditional Indian history as well as with the post-independence events, judicially balancing narrative and analysis in the conceptual framework of postcolonial and postmodernist approaches, covering the process of change in India through the centuries.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Land and the Human Fabric -- India in Prehistoric Times -- The Vedic Age, ca. 1200 BCE–600 BCE -- Birth of Two Religions -- State and Politics in Ancient India -- The Era of Consolidation -- Early Islam -- Peninsular Kingdoms -- The Great Mughals -- The Rise of the Marathas and the Sikhs -- The European Powers in India -- Reaction to British Rule -- The Indian Nationalist Movement, 1850–1919 -- The Road to Freedom Through Partition -- The March of Indian Democracy, Part I -- The March of Indian Democracy, Part II -- The Princely States and the Kashmir Question -- Toward Economic Freedom -- India’s Foreign Policy

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