Skip to content

India a Concise History

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 050027164X

ISBN-13: 9780500271643

Edition: 1974

Authors: Francis Watson

List price: $16.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


The recovery of India's immense history owes much to Western and particularly British researches; yet attempts to compress it often concentrate on the brief Imperial period. This up-to-date survey treats the latter as merely the penuitimate chapter in a story that begins in the 3rd millennium BC with the Indus Valley civilization. The influx of pastoral nomads - first in a long series of invasions from the north established the Vedic religion, whose assimilation of popular cults and formalization in Sanskrit writing and social castes supplied the cohesion which subsequent events - the Moghul incursions, the British Empire, the rise of modern India - did little to change. The enduring…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.77" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Prefatory note
Introduction: Unity and Diversity
The Roots: Men and Cities, the Coming of the Aryans, Gods, Kings and Sages
The Light of Asia: The Power of Ideas, the Rise of Magadha, Alexander on the Indus, the Mauryan Empire
The Heirs of Ashoka: Indo-Greeks and Scythians, the Kushan Prelude, the Imperial Guptas, Harsha of Kanauj
The Deccan and the South: The Trade Factor, the Andhra Supremacy, Regional Conflicts, the Expansive South, the Empire of the Cholas
The Impact of Islam: Arabs and Ghaznavids, the Feudal Scene in the North, the Turco-Afghan Paramountcy
Moghuls and Europeans: Christians and Spices, the First Four Moghuls, the New Arrivals, Aurangzeb and the Break-Up of the Moghul Empire, the Anglo-French Involvement
The British Period: The Path to Paramountcy, Reform and Revolt, the Victorian Zenith, the Tide of Nationalism
The new India: Freedom by Division, the Shape of Development, India in the World
India after Nehru: The Dynastic Succession, Into the Twenty-First Century
Select Bibliography
List of Illustrations