India

A Short History

$19.99

The first book to cover the huge span of India’s history at easily readable length, now available in paperback.

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ISBN: 9780500295168 Category:

Andrew Robinson

Description

India has had many histories. To pilgrims from ancient China, India was the birthplace of the Buddha; to Alexander the Great it was a land of clever naked philosophers and indomitable, elephantine armies. At the height of the Mughal empire, India boasted nearly a quarter of the world economy, and even under colonial rule it was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Today it is the resurgent home to one sixth of the global population.

Andrew Robinson incisively distills India’s many incarnations, from the remarkably advanced cities of the early Indus Valley to the world’s largest democracy. Anyone curious about its past, present or future will find this a fascinating introduction.

Additional information

Weight 245 g
Dimensions 13 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 September 2019
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13 x 19.7 cm
Weight 245 g