From the world-renowned historian and expert on South Asia comes this thorough and well-researched text on India. He chronicles the rich tapestry of cultures, religions and peoples that comprise the area, from the Harappan settlements on the banks of the Indus, all the way through to modern day conflicts. Our copies have slightly frayed edges and this is reflected in the sale price.
Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay's India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.