The Rough Guide to the History of India
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...more
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 ...more