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A concise history of India

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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 penultimate chapter in a story that begins in the 3rd millennium BC with the Indus Valley civilisation. 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 formalisation 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 distinctiveness of India, its often bewildering "diversity of unity", emerges as a product of geographical simplicity and great historical complexity.

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Author(s):
Francis Watson
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Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
050027164X
ISBN-13:
9780500271643
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson
Title:
A concise history of India

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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 penultimate chapter in a story that begins in the 3rd millennium BC with the Indus Valley civilisation. 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 formalisation 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 distinctiveness of India, its often bewildering "diversity of unity", emerges as a product of geographical simplicity and great historical complexity.

Author(s):
Francis Watson
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
050027164X
ISBN-13:
9780500271643
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson
Title:
A concise history of India

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