India: A History

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Pgw, 2000 - History - 576 pages
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John Keay's India: A History is a probing and provocative chronicle of five thousand years of South Asian history, from the first Harrapan settlements on the banks of the Indus River to the recent nuclear-arms race. In a tour de force of narrative history, Keay blends together insights from a variety of scholarly fields and weaves them together to chart the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that makes up the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Authoritative and eminently readable, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.

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A fantastic introduction to Indian history. - Goodreads
Nice overview of the history of India. - Goodreads
well researched for most part! - Goodreads
So John Keay get kudos for just writing such a book. - Goodreads
Good overview, but minimal deep exploration. - Goodreads
A reference book on the history of India. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sarath Ramakrishnan - Goodreads

One of the must reads in Non-fiction genres. Stunning research by John Keay. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Fish - Goodreads

The history of a subcontinent is bound to be a complex affair. The more people, the more going on, and the more needs to be simplified and cut down to make a manageable volume. Most historians look ... Read full review

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John Keay 's recent books include "Sowing the Wind: the MismJohn Keay 's recent books include "Sowing the Wind: the Mismanagement of the Middle East 1900 1960 "and "Last Post: The anagement of the Middle East 1900 1960 "and "Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East." End of Empire in the Far East.

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