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The Rough Guide to the History of India

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The word `India' derives from Sindhu, the Sanskrit name of the great river - known in English as the Indus - that flows into the Arabian Sea from its source in the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. The ancient Persians, unable to pronounce the initial `S', used the word Hindu to denote both the land and the people beyond the river's eastern bank. The term then pas

Published December 30th 2002 by Rough Guides Limited
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Jan 05, 2012 Vik rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, india, history
I really like the format of a Rough Guide History timelines and clearly this is only going to be a starter to whet your appetite to the histories in question as the book itself is physically small.

In a short amount of time I learnt a lot more about the fascinating history of the country we now call India and this book can be used to dip into the timeline of the country. I'd say this book does fulfill its role as a rough guide to the history of India.

The reference section is not initmidating and
Nov 06, 2009 Ryan rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: students looking for a reference book
This book was seriously poorly organized. At the beginning of each chapter there'd be a few paragraphs of introduction on the time period and then that would lead into a timeline of what events happened in which year, and that is the real body of the book. Which is about as satisfying as looking at a cookbook instead of having dinner. The little subsections on different highlights were interesting, but all of that info is available in other, smaller volumes without the reference-book aspect of t ...more
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