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A History of India

A History of India
Author: Hermann Kulke - Dietmar Rothermund
ISBN 13: 9780415485432
ISBN 10: 415485436
Edition: 5
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2010-05-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $49.95

A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasise and analyse the structural pattern of Indian history.

Revised throughout, the fifth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the elections of 2009. In addition a great deal more material on cultural history, art and architecture has been included in the book, including 20 new illustrations.

Heavily illustrated with notes and glossary, this is an attractive and useful student guide to Indian history.


A textbook for a survey course and an introduction for general readers, sweeping from the early civilizations of the northeast through recent events in the republic. Includes a chronology and a battery of maps. First published in German in 1982 by Croom Helm in London. The first (1986) and second (1990) English editions were published by Croom Helm Australia. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.