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The Resource India : a history, John Keay

India : a history, John Keay

Label
India : a history
Title
India
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
John Keay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of the Indian subcontinent, "one of the world's most fascinating and complicated regions, the home of a billion and a half people, several major religions, and one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations."--Jacket
  • "This book is a compelling epic of cultures and conquest, colonization and independence. It vividly re-creates the turning points of Indian history and brings to life the leaders who shaped India's evolution, from Ashoka, the "Caesar of Ancient India," who ruled the vast Mauryan empire in the third century B.C., to twentieth-century figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Along the way Keay provides fresh insights into the patterns of invasion and migration that have stirred the subcontinent's cultures for centuries, from the "Aryan" invaders, to Alexander's Macedonian armies, to the Islamic conquerors, to the coming of the East India Company and the establishment of the British Raj. He also profiles the rise of religions and philosophies that have profoundly shaped these cultures, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam." "Throughout the book Keay synthesizes recent revelations from archaeology, anthropology, and textual scholarship to explode the myths that have plagued the highly politicized historiography of the region. He investigates the controversy surrounding the origins of the Harappan peoples who built the first cities of the subcontinent, explains the cultural and political significance of India's architectural marvels such as the Taj Mahal, and details the bloody suppressions that characterized the "Pax Britannica" of the Raj."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keay, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS451
LC item number
.K365 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
India
Label
India : a history, John Keay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2000 and HarperCollinsPublishers India"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-557) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42680556
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxviii, 576 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871138002
Lccn
99053417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
India : a history, John Keay
Publication
Note
"Originally published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2000 and HarperCollinsPublishers India"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-557) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42680556
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxviii, 576 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871138002
Lccn
99053417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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