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A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century

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Developed as a comprehensive introductory work for scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Indian history, this books provides the most exhaustive overview of the subject. Dividing the vast historical expanse from the stone age to the 12th century into broad chronological units, it constructs profiles of various geographical regions of the subcon
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Hardcover, 704 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 2006)
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Hrishikesh
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best text on ancient Indian history that I have come across till date. Wish had read this a couple of years back. Comprehensive coverage of political, social and cultural aspects. What comes across most strongly is the author's clarity in writing this book. This clarity helps students of history understand various themes without any hiccups, while maintaining a sense of timeline at the same time. Virtually every idea mentioned is supported by a large set of references and sources. And unlike ...more
AANCHAL
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i want to read this book to understand our history
Abhishek Singh
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great work of history.
Anant Sharma
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book on ancient Indian history. Discusses in detail about the controversial issues particularly those about the fundamentals.
Detailed maps and illustrations are provided for better understanding and original sources of ancient literarry works are quoted.
Sumit Sharma
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As interesting as Ancient Indian History could get. Very insightful.
Vikas Garud
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive coverage of ancient Indian history.
Sarath Shaji
Helpful to one who need to understand the past
Avinash C Mishra
Indian history in detail without any tinted theories. Good reference book.
Prateek Prasoon
Very detailed and updated. An added advantage is the maps and illustrations.
Chandra
Apr 15, 2014 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Upinder Singh is an author and professor in the history department at the University of Delhi. She is the daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Infosys Prize in the category of Social Sciences (History).
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