A Brief History of IndiaBook - 2007
With nearly 1 billion citizens, India is the second most populous nation in the world, and its society is characterized by the juxtaposition of both ancient and modern practices. While most people are familiar with certain parts of Indian history and culture, the roots of its contemporary culture, ethnic conflicts, and political moves are not always well understood in the West. A Brief History of India offers an accessible, reliable introduction to this vast nation admired for its spiritual traditions (Hinduism and Buddhism both originated here), its peaceful struggle for independence led by Mahatma Gandhi, and its vibrant culture-from Bollywood and spicy cuisine to classical music and world-renowned authors. Covering approximately 5,000 years of Indian history, from the prehistoric Indus Valley Civilization to its current conflict with Pakistan over Kashmir, A Brief History of India is a detailed, chronological narrative of the events, people, and social and cultural movements of this fascinating country.
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books/Infobase, 2007, c2006
Branch Call Number: History 954 WAL
Alternative Title: India