A History of India, vol. 1 has ratings and 61 reviews. Vikas said: To describe Romila Thapar, I would like to employ (with slight variation) an unk. 1 Jun A history of India, Volume 1. Front Cover. Romila Thapar Romila Thapar is Professor Emeritus in History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New. A History of India, Volume 1. Front Cover. Romila the author (). Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

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When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, vopume will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. Romila Thapar presents a Marxist interpreation of Indian history.

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There is a definite attempt to provide coverage of what peoples lives were like during the times, volmue what the social customs were.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: How palatable this is for the reader will depend on the reader’s own perception. Published on June 12, Similarly, while it’s true that the book doesn’t include more recent archeological work, especially in discussing ancient India, that work is not really critical to a short introduction, which is what this book is.

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A History of India. Published on January 5, In religious sphere it covers all the lasing and impactful milestones like the emergence of Vedas, Upanishads and the Epics, rise gomila Buddhism and Jainism and emergence, spread of the Bhakti movement and Sufism. The Impact of Aryan Culture. However, as some others have pointed out, the author does come off as having a distaste for anything that is associated with the religion of Hinduism.

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This is a truly Indian history that is not preoccupied with the British Raj. A history of IndiaVolume 1. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.

Penguin India; Reprint edition 14 October Language: There are also a few departures from the academic approach when at times she is overly critical of Hindu temple architectureWritten in a dispassionate and academic tone, which I feel a history book needs to be written, the book gives a very good introduction a history of india volume 1 romila thapar Indian history starting with Harappa culture and the Vedic age through the great North Indian kingdoms, golden age of Indian history, emergence of southern kingdoms till the establishment of Delhi Sultanate.

I would recommend to Romila Thapar that she should revise it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. As one can see this is a humungous epoch to cover and difficult to layout an abridged version to a layman.

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In the latter parts of the book, the author, while praising Islamic architecture, draws a comparison with a history of india volume 1 romila thapar pillars in Hindu temples and comments that the latter were unnecessarily ornate! Ships from and sold by Goods Farmer. Connect with Us Facebook Twitter Instagram. If the reader is patient one can understand the rich history of India.