The History of India

Editor/Author McLeod, John
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 978-1-61-069765-1
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Pending
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Written for high school students and general readers who have little background on the world's largest democracy, this second edition of a popular work provides an objective overview of Indian history with a particular focus on the modern nation. Readers can learn about the Bollywood craze, 21st-century economic growth, and concerns about the safety and equality of women today, as well as about such traditional topics as Buddhism and Hinduism, the Mughal Dynasty, and the British East India Company. Caste politics and the establishment of the Republic of India are covered, as is the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Timeline of Historical Events
  • 1 The Settings
  • 2 The Birth of India
  • 3 Religion, Trade, and Conquest
  • 4 The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Dynasty
  • 5 A Century of Realignment
  • 6 Indians and British Rule
  • 7 The Struggle for Independence
  • 8 Building the New India
  • 9 Toward a New Dynasty
  • 10 India Transformed
  • 11 Into the Twenty-First Century
  • Notable People in the History of India
  • Appendix: Mughal Emperors, British Governors General and Viceroys, Prime Ministers of India
  • Glossary
  • Bibliographic Essay