1 Jun A history of India, Volume 1. Front Cover. Romila Thapar Romila Thapar is Professor Emeritus in History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New. Romila Thapar 1 star This is Volume Two of a history of India since the earliest times, picking up the story at the commencement of the Mughal period. A History of India, Volume 1. Front Cover. Romila the author (). Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

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Kings and brahmins were often cruel. Thapag a good read for a serious reader wanting a concise and complete introduction to Indian history. Rival belief-systems existed in the form of Buddhism and Jainism, both of which had more adherents in the subcontinent than they do today, although some Indians regarded them as heterodox Hindu philosophical systems rather than separate religions. Introduction To India For Kids. Without digressing to unnecessary details and smoothly weaving a story across the cultural and economic development of the Indian subcontinent, the book is true to its name.

She gives only a brief overview of pre-history and starts with the first urbanisation in the Indus valley civilisation. Sponsored products related to this inida What’s this?

The South Conforms c. Similarly, while ineia true that the book doesn’t include more recent archeological work, especially in discussing ancient India, that work is not really critical to a short introduction, which is what this book is.

This is Volume Two of a history of India since the earliest times, picking up the story volumw the commencement of the Mughal period. A history of India upto AD introducing the beginnings of India’s cultural dynamics. Have fun deciphering them! I really appreciated the thoughtful structuring: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


A History of India, vol. 1: From Origins to 1300

Apr 04, Saurabh rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s like any other work of history. There are also significant sections dealing with social, economic and administrative affairs, to art and culture and to the development of Indian thought, imdia religious thought.

Third, an innate assumption that India had to stand as a whole even when the idea of such a state wasn’t even existent. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. While being dispassionate in writing on such a subject is not, in itself, an undesirable quality in an author, Ms. A Christian Walks in the Footsteps of inida Buddha: I also wanted thapa accessible “master narrative” from a premier social historian.

Product details Reading level: India – Culture Smart!: Penguin claims this book “brings Indian History to life”. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This is in contrast to every other ancient civilization, in whose ruins places of worship are over-represented. Romila Thapar is a very talented writer and historian who manages to hook you from the very first line. This is Volume Two of a history of India since the earliest times, picking up the story at the commencement of the Mughal period.

In exploring subjects as romi,a as marriage, class, art, erotica, and astronomy, Thapar provides an incomparably vivid and nuanced picture of India. Slightly disheartening that no foreign invasion could change this framework. Sep 30, P. The Rise of the Mercantile Community c. Indi India; Reprint edition 14 October Language: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century.


What you get in the book are nearly pages of small type taking a thematic and chronological approach that passes from across the different regions within the sub-continent, following similarities and differences and interactions. A History of India – Vol. However, the prevalent views are more subtle. Have doubts regarding this product? A book with more insights than facts. And there is plenty of interesting subject matter in this book.

Sure, histor The first half of the book is quite interesting where Thapar talks about historiography and how biases and agendas of diverse groups affect their periodization and narrative of history, and the book begins quite promisingly with a the description of the social milieu.

My favourite part of this book is the earlier chapter on historiography. A history of IndiaVolume 1. A Garland of Gold: This is the first part of a two-volume history of India; the second part, written by the British historian Percival Spear, covers the period from to the present day. Something that I liked was the hold of mercantile communities over histry regional politics.

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From Origins to A History of India 1 3. Well, some Hindu ruler destroyed a temple here or there, so it’s all the same! Everybody knows India has a caste system.