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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Very minimal coverage of South Indian history so far.

When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. The author’s leftist leanings shine through whenever she pauses to give her personal interpretation of any event. That said, it entertained me for the most part, and informed me a great deal about Indian societies of the past. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

But Thapar’s assignment here was almost impossible: Please try again later. To a large extent, this seemed like a primer to a federal type of government. Part of the problem I admit was my own lack of knowledge histiry Indian geography and political divisions. I would say that this book did great justice to the title with some drawbacks. View or edit your browsing history.

I have no idea if Thapar is a Marxist personally, but it doesn’t show in this informative and easy to read book. I don’t know how much I’ll retain, but again, that’s more my problem than anyone else’s. One common thread throughout the book seems to be that we can never have any definitive conclusions about history considering how all the historical writings are coloured by the perceptions of the one writing the history.

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

Half-way done and am at the turn of the 1st millennium AD. Start reading A History of India: She puts forth the reason for what happened and deduces on the effect of all parameters that make history. My frame of reference is European history, which is also fragmented, but still is more unified than Indian history, at least as far as I could tell from this survey.

Jan 29, Krishna rated it really liked it. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. From inside the book. Everybody knows India has a caste system. In fact, anyone wrote anything in praise of monarchic India? The history of Islam in Kndia is complicated. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

Sometimes there are invaders; sometimes kingdoms are small; sometimes urbanism happens; surplus is always extracted; tribes become incorporated as castes; casteism is enforced to varying degrees; life is even harder for women, slaves, and serfs. The language is very complicated and flowery. Buy the selected items together This item: Please try again later. histlry


A History of India, vol. 1: From Origins to by Romila Thapar

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Thus, the oldest existing temples all date to the post-Gupta period, especially to the competitive temple building in the period, when dynasties used religious endowments to burnish their ruling credentials.

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Feudalism in romilw Regional States c. Romila Thapar is the most balanced and respected historian in the country presently and has no leanings Marxist or Communalist. A Garland of Gold: