The most accurate and readable one-volume history of India is now brought fully up to date, with new chapters covering the current Punjab crisis, the Hindu-Sikh conflicts that followed Operation Bluestar and Indira Gandhi's assassination, and the strengths and weaknesses of Rajiv Gandhi's government. Wolpert places recent developments such as the Bhopal disaster, the war in Sri Lanka, rampant growth and pollution in Delhi, "dowry deaths" and the alarming rebirth of Sati-widow burnings within the context of India's 4,000 years of continental continuity and communal complexity. No other history records as brilliantly, nor as truthfully, the brightest achievements of Indian civilization and the dark depths of its socio-sexual inequities and economic-political corruptions.
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Stanley Wolpert is Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. He is author of Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India (OUP, 2006), India, Third Edition (2005), Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi (OUP, 2002), Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny (OUP, 1996), Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan (OUP, 1993), Jinnah of Pakistan (OUP, 1984), and Roots of Confrontation in South Asia (OUP, 1982).
"A splendid history."--Howard Erdman, Dartmouth College
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX019505637X