India: A Short History

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The first book to cover the huge span of India’s history at easily readable length, now available in paperback.

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India has had many histories. To pilgrims from ancient China, India was the birthplace of the Buddha; to Alexander the Great it was a land of clever naked philosophers and indomitable, elephantine armies. At the height of the Mughal empire, India boasted nearly a quarter of the world economy, and even under colonial rule it was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Today it is the resurgent home to one sixth of the global population.

Andrew Robinson incisively distills India’s many incarnations, from the remarkably advanced cities of the early Indus Valley to the world’s largest democracy. Anyone curious about its past, present or future will find this a fascinating introduction.

Additional information

Weight 0.244 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 15.4 × 1.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

223

Language

English

Edition

Updated paperback edition

Dewey

954 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K