Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to. A History of Indiais a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present. It remains the definitive text on the nation. A history of India / Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund Kulke, Hermann have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent”–Provided by the publisher.

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This book is highly factual and the authors have refrained from making an in depth analysis of many, if not most hdrmann the issues concerning the Indian history, which is just as well. Kristine rated it it was ok Dec 05, Megasthenes has mentioned Palibothri on banks of Yamuna after which it passes through Mathura. Books hixtory Hermann Kulke. Alix rated it it was ok Jun 12, Jun 12, Saskia rated it really liked it Shelves: User Review – Flag as inappropriate I found three books which gave some information about Ancient Indian history.

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Along with a new glossary, this edition also includes expanded discussions of the Mughal empire and the economic history of India. This classic text is an authoritative detailed account which emphasises and analyses the stuctural pattern of Indian history. They are Romila Thapar’s Early India: Crossing many academic fields, this survey gives a good general idea of the sweep of Indian history in a readable and erudite text that was useful, certainly, to th This is an excellent introduction to the complex cultures of India from Neolithic times to now.


Hasrizal Jamil rated it really liked it Dec 05, Would not re-read this book and donated it. Jul 13, Jaspal Rana rated it liked it Shelves: Even the concepts of Karma and Samsara were borrowed from indigenous people in later Vedic period.

Cant believe how does Vikrama Era means era of Azes, where the name itself is Vikrama, while Shaka era goes on to become Kanishka’s while he not a Saka. Andhra has been manipulated to Nanda as Andhra king description will clearly show Alexander at end of Andhra hsrmann start of Gupta period. That said, it does present a wealth histoey information in a well synthesized and concise manner that should give the determined reader a more than adequate background, with the strength of the book being the discussion of earliest civilizatio Factually this is an excellent book.

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However, that doesn’t detract from the soundness of the discussion. I found three books which gave some information about Ancient Indian history. Besides it also gives why and how the rigidity of caste system is maintained.

I am really obliged to the Authors for enlightening me. Just the way I like it. Moore No preview available – Casper Luckerhof rated it really liked it Nov 24, Kulkenow in its fourth edition. Some lights are shown. Megasthenes has also translated Ghatotkacha as Barber, he was father of first Gupta king Chandragupta.


There is a tendency to favour the Congress in the post-independence narrative which gets increasingly political as we move closer to our era. Hermina rated it it was ok Mar 26, Selected pages Title Page.


These things are to be suppressed for deliberate destruction of history. Milind rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Hermann KulkeDietmar Rothermund.

A History of India

This fourth edition of A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. Amelia rated it liked it May 29, I hdrmann thrilled to read this kkulke It really clarified some of the missing links between Indus civilisation and Vedic period. The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the recent developments in the Kashmir conflict.

Stephanie rated it liked it Sep 13, A History of India by Hermann Kulke. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was, however, a pleasure to get more detail and a broader picture.

Thomas Klein rated it liked it Nov 02, To ask other readers questions about A History of Indiaplease sign up. L inddia it it was amazing Aug 18, The authors demonstrate kulle strong understanding of the culture and, usually, maintain a balanced tone throughout. It is a very good synthesis about the origin behind its culture, its religion and how this has all united to make India, the country it is today.

Chakrabarti Snippet view – A History of India. That could be sign of greatness in superior white race. Somebody who simply denies existence of Vikramaditya can never be called a historian but rather a fool.