Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A History of India” as Want to Read:
A History of India
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

A History of India

3.13 of 5 stars 3.13  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This fourth edition of 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 subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasize a ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published October 28th 2004 by Routledge (first published November 20th 1990)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A History of India, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A History of India

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 97)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jaspal Rana
Compact, crisp and to the point.
This book is highly factual and the authors have refrained from making an in depth analysis of many, if not most of the issues concerning the Indian history, which is just as well.
Ruru Ghoshal
Dry, heavy on the facts, and highly empirical. Just the way I like it.
Factually this is an excellent book. For me it suffered from a lack of engaging prose, and as someone who has difficulty putting down a book unfinished it lead in the later sections to me opening it in an attempt to finish rather than engage the subject matter. That said, it does present a wealth of information in a well synthesized and concise manner that should give the determined reader a more than adequate background, with the strength of the book being the discussion of earliest civilizatio ...more
It is a very good synthesis about the origin behind its culture, its religion and how this has all united to make India, the country it is today. It also answers "how did the indus valley civilization vanish?" If read along with Midnight Children by Salman Rushdie, it may create an urgent desire to visit India.
Roger Wood
During 2009, my subject of study for the year was India - it's culture, history, economy. Please see link for more:

This book was dry and flat, but extremely informative and useful. I'd recommend it to anyone look to have a very good summary of this amazing country.

Dry and boring, though information is excellent. Would not re-read this book and donated it.
Marie-aimée marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2014
Hammad Badal
Hammad Badal marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2014
kaśyap marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Harisandrocot marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2014
Iniyavan G
Iniyavan G marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2014
Fingle97 marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Rama added it
Apr 15, 2014
João Oliveira
João Oliveira marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2014
Hagay Volvovsky
Hagay Volvovsky marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Fjoralba marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2014
Nihal marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Santeria Geschichte Indiens: Von Der Induskultur Bis Heute History of India Series (Dorset Press Reprints Series) Kings and Cults: State Formation and Legitimation in India and southeast Asia Nagapattinam To Suvarnadwipa: Reflections On The Chola Naval Expeditions To Southeast Asia

Share This Book