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India Before Europe

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India is a land of enormous diversity. Cross-cultural influences are everywhere in evidence, in the food people eat, the clothes they wear, and in the places they worship. This was ever the case, and at no time more so than in the India that existed from 1200 to 1750, before the European intervention. This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey across t ...more
Paperback, 313 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published March 16th 2006)
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Lauren Albert
Jan 18, 2016 Lauren Albert rated it liked it
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Like all early modern history, this is tough--lots of different groups, religious, geographical, ethic, etc. No sense of "nation"--like there was no "Italy" then, there was no "India." But it makes it very difficult to follow narratives. The authors break up the narrative but that made it harder to me.

But I also did the book a disservice by taking so long to reading it (long breaks).
Danielle
Dec 16, 2008 Danielle rated it really liked it
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This book was required reading for my "Medieval India" course with the great Dr. Richard Eaton. Very good overview of the history and culture of the region. I would definitely recommend it.
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