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A History of India (2nd Edition)

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Macmillan Essential Histories

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This fresh and up-to-date interpretation of India's rich and extraordinary history, written by a leading authority in the field, explores themes in ancient, medieval and especially modern India. Peter Robb's accessible study...

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This fresh and up-to-date interpretation of India's rich and extraordinary history, written by a leading authority in the field, explores themes in ancient, medieval and especially modern India. Peter Robb's accessible study analyses India's civilizations, empires and regions through the ages, and now also evaluates present-day developments and opportunities.A History of India, Second Edition• examines the relationships between politics, religious belief, social order, environment and economic change• assesses, from c. 1860, British colonialism, Indian nationalism and nation-building, popular protest movements, religious revivals, and re-inventions of caste, community and gender• discusses long-term economic development, the impact of global trade, and the origins of rural poverty• has been revised in the light of the latest scholarship, and now features a Chronology as well as a fully reworked final chapter which brings the story up to the present day and carefully considers India's prospects and new roles in the world.Centred around clearly expressed and well argued topics, issues and explanations, A History of India remains the ideal introduction for all those who wish to understand the drama and vitality of India's past, its present situation and its future challenges.

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An ideal introduction for the general reader and students, which assumes no previous knowledge
New edition has been revised in the light of the latest scholarship and the last chapter has been fully reworked and expanded

List of Maps
List of Boxes and Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements
Indian Words and Names
Introduction: Region and Civilization
Early India
Medieval India
Early Modern India I: Mughals and Marathas
Early Modern India II: Company Raj
Modern India I: Government
Modern India II: Politics
Modern India III: Society
Modern India IV: Economy
Modern India and the World
Notes
Chronology
References and Readings
Index.

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PETER ROBB is Research Professor in the History of India at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK. He has published widely on the history of India and South Asia.

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PETER ROBB is Research Professor in the History of India at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK. He has published widely on the history of India and South Asia.

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