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A New History of India


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Maps: Preface: 1. The Ecological Setting 2. Indus Culture (ca. 2500-1600 B.C.) 3. The Aryan Age (ca. 1500-1000 B.C.) 4. North Indian Conquest and Unification (ca. 1000-450 B.C.) 5. India's First Imperial Unification (326-184 B.C.) 6. Political Fragmentation and Economic and Cultural Enrichment (ca. 184 B.C.-A.D. 320) 7. The Classical Age (A.D. 320-ca. 700) 8. The Impact of Islam (ca. 711-1556) 9. Mughal Imperial Unification (1556-1605) 10. Western Europe's Vanguard (1498-1669) 11. Great Mughal Glory (1605-1707) 12. Twilight of the Mughal Empire (1707-64) 13. John Company Raj (1765-93) 14. The New Mughals (1793-1848) 15. Unification, Modernization, and Revolt (1848-58) 16. Crown Rule--A New Order (1858-77) 17. Indian Nationalism--The First Movement (1885-1905) 18. The Machine Solidifies (1885-1905) 19. Revolt, Repression, and Reform (1905-12) 20. The Impact of World War One (1914-19) 21. Toward Independence (1920-39) 22. The Impact of World War Two (1939-46) 23. The Nehru Era (1947-64) 24. From Collective Leadership to Indira Raj (1964-77) 25. From Janata Raj to Indira Gandhi's Assassination (1977-84) 26. Rajiv Gandhi's Raj (1984-91) 27. Opening India's Economy to Globalization (1991-99) 28. Escalating Indo-Pak Conflict and Terror (1999-2006) 29. India Today (2007-08) Bibliography: Glossary: Index:

About the Author

Stanley Wolpert is Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. He is author of Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India (OUP, 2006), India, Third Edition (2005), Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi (OUP, 2002), Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny (OUP, 1996), Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan (OUP, 1993), Jinnah of Pakistan (OUP, 1984), and Roots of Confrontation in South Asia (OUP, 1982).

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