A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from
antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The
authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural
forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent.
Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and
Dietmar Rothermund emphasize and analyze the structural pattern of
Indian history. Revised throughout, the fifth edition of this
highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to
consider, for example, the elections of 2009. In addition a lot
more material on cultural history, art and architecture has been
included in the book, including 20 new illustrations. Likewise
there is more emphasis on social history, such as the impact of
gender. Heavily illustrated with notes and glossary, this is an
attractive and useful student guide to Indian history.
'Kulke and Rothermund's work provides and authoritative and detailed account of the structural pattern of Indian history. Through first-rate scholarship, the authors have done a fabulous work in delineating the various nuances of India's glorious historical past while presenting the readers with a much needed and highly readable survey.' - Contemporary South Asia
Dietmar Rothermund, geboren 1933, ist emeritierter Professor für die Geschichte Südasiens am Südasien-Institut der Universität Heidelberg, das er viele Jahre leitete. Er ist Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London, und Vorsitzender der European Association of South Asian Studies. Zahlreiche, in viele Sprachen übersetzte Veröffentlichungen haben ihn international bekannt gemacht.
List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: History and the Environment 1. Early Civilizations of the Northwest 2. The Great Ancient Empires 3. The Regional Kingdoms of Early Medieval India 4. Religious Communities and Military Feudalism in the late Middle Ages 5. The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Empire 6. The Period of Colonial Rule 7. The Freedom Movement and the Partition of India 8. The Republic Perspectives Glossary of Indian terms. Chronology. Bibliography and Notes