A sumptuously illustrated portrait of the Indian subcontinent by one of Britain's finest historians.
Michael Wood is a highly respected author and TV presenter. He was born in Manchester and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Oriel College, Oxford, where he did post-graduate research in Anglo-Saxon history. A broadcaster and film-maker, Michael has over eighty documentary films to his name. BBC Books have published Michael's previous TV tie-in titles, including In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Conquistadors, In Search of Shakespeare and In Search of Myths and Heroes. Michael is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
"Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best television
documentaries ever made on history and archaeology" * Times
Literary Supplement *
"Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion" * Sunday Times *
"Michael Wood is a superb teacher and story teller ... confirmation of the fact that history, well told, can be alive and compelling" * Los Angeles Times *
"A marvellously vivid portrait of India's 10,000-year-old cultural and religious history...Gorgeously illustrated and intelligently written, this is both an erudite and entertaining history" -- Clover Stroud * Sunday Telegraph *
"This is a beautifully illustrated cultural history, a traveller's tale and a compelling and readable guide to the rise and rise of a civilisation" * The Good Book Guide *