Peter Robb A History of India

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A History of India

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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, and the British Raj through post-1947 India. The book examines Indian politics, religious beliefs, caste, environment, nationalism, colonialism, and gender, among other issues. It 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.

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Peter Robb is Professor of the History of India at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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"...masterfully surveys the trends, issues, and movements that have resulted in modern India...Highly recommended."--D.C. Johnson, Choice
"...his book is accessible in new ways for even the lay Indian reader."--The Hindu (India)

"A superbly written history of India since ancient times . . . which achieves the rare feat of addressing social and economic issues . . . in a style which is detailed and erudite yet consistently acessible. A considerable achievement." --Crispin Bates, University of Edinburgh.

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