Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to. A History of Indiais a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present. It remains the definitive text on the nation. A history of India / Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund Kulke, Hermann have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent”–Provided by the publisher.

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If that seems rather a broad chronological sweep, it is, which makes it rather an impressive achievement for two authors to have achieved. Cant believe how does Vikrama Era means era of Azes, where the name itself is Vikrama, while Shaka era goes on to become Kanishka’s while he not a Saka. To ask other readers questions hremann A History of Indiaplease sign up.

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Megasthenes has mentioned Palibothri on banks of Yamuna after which it passes through Kulks. References to this book Colonial Indology: They are Romila Thapar’s Early India: I am thrilled to read this book It really clarified some of the missing links between Indus civilisation and Vedic period.

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Some lights are shown. This is a topic to which I feel a hitory affinity, since my mother’s side of the family were among the last generation of British presence in India, so I grew up with stories of those last days of the Raj as well of Gandhi in my ears.

That could be sign of greatness in superior white race. The manipulation of the society which would give prestige to priestly class in combination of kings is very well explained.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. A History of Indiais a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present. Mar 05, Ruru Ghoshal rated it it was amazing. It also answers “how did the indus valley civilization vanish?

The book also indicates how vaisya’s were included in higher hierarchy of the society. Chakrabarti Snippet view – Just the way I like it.

This is an excellent introduction to the complex cultures of India from Neolithic times to now. Trivia About A History of India.

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I’d recommend it to anyone look to have a very good summary of this amazing country. Gistory emphasizes the structural pattern of Indian history rather than the chronology of events. Andhra has been manipulated to Nanda as Andhra king description will clearly show Alexander at end of Andhra and start of Gupta period. From the Origins to AdF. Factually this is an excellent book. Pillars at Palibothri have also been mentioned up to which Dionysus had come.

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