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A History of India: Second Edition (Palgrave 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 analyzes India's civilizations, empires and regions through the ages, and now also evaluates present-day developments and opportunities.
 
This second edition of A History of India:
 
* 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 reinventions 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.

 
Centered 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.

Synopsis:

Peter Robb's clear, fluent narrative explores the interplay between India's empires and regions of rule, custom and belief, from early times right up to the present. The new edition of this established text has been revised to incorporate the latest scholarship and now includes a Chronology and an extended and updated final chapter.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

Mediaeval India

Early Modern India I: Mughals and Marathas

Early Modern India II: Company Raj

Modern India I: Government

Modern India II: Politics

Modern Indai III: Society

Modern India IV: Economy

Modern India and the World

Notes

Chronology

References and Readings

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230279810
Author:
Robb, Peter
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
India
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History - India
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 maps, 4 b/w tables, 8 charts
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Peter Robb's clear, fluent narrative explores the interplay between India's empires and regions of rule, custom and belief, from early times right up to the present. The new edition of this established text has been revised to incorporate the latest scholarship and now includes a Chronology and an extended and updated final chapter.
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