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History of India

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ISBN-10: 0415485436

ISBN-13: 9780415485432

Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Hermann Kulke, Dietmar Rothermund

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List price: $24.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: History and the Environment
Early Civilisations of the Northwest
Prehistory and the Indus civilisation
Immigration and settlement of the Indo-Aryans
The Great Ancient Empires
The rise of the Gangetic culture and the great empires of the east
Ashoka, the Beloved of the Gods
The end of the Maurya empire and the northern invaders
The classical age of the Guptas
Subjection and alliance: Shakas and Vakatakas
The rise of south India
The Regional Kingdoms of Early Medieval India
The rise and conflicts of regional kingdoms
Kings, princes and priests: the structure of Hindu realms
The emergence of regional kingdoms
Gods, temples and poets: the growth of regional cultures
India's impact on southeast Asia: causes and consequences
Religious Communities and Military Feudalism in the late Middle Ages
The Islamic conquest of northern India and the sultanate of Delhi
The problems of administrative penetration
The states of central and southern India in the period of the sultanate of Delhi
The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Empire
The great Mughals and their adversaries
Indian land power and European sea power
The struggle for supremacy in India
The Period of Colonial Rule
Company Bahadur: trader and ruler
The colonial economy
The regional impact of British rule
The pattern of constitutional reform
The Freedom Movement and the Partition of India
The Indian freedom movement
The return to the constitutional arena
The partition of India
The Republic
Internal affairs and political development
External affairs: global and regional dimensions
Perspectives
Glossary of Indian terms
Chronology
Bibliography
Index