Synopses & Reviews
A History of India
explores the principal themes that unify Indian history and offers the reader a sophisticated and accessible view of India's dynamics from ancient times, the Mughal Empire, the British Raj through post-1947 India. The book examines Indian politics, religious beliefs, caste, environment, nationalism, colonialism, and gender, among other issues. The book also discusses long-term economic development, the impact of global trade, and the origins of rural poverty. Peter Robb's clear, fluent narrative explores the interplay between India's empires, regions of rule, customs, and beliefs, and is an ideal starting-point for those with an interest in India's past and present.
"...his book is accessible in new ways for even the lay Indian reader."--The Hindu
Peter Robb's narrative explores the interplay between India's empires and regions of rule, custom and belief. His focus on the principal themes which serve to unify Indian history offers the reader a sophisticated yet accessible view of its dynamics.
About the Author
is professor of Indian history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, one of the world's major centers for South Asian studies.