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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To have updated it over five editions and retain the usefulness of the writing is doubly impressive. It also answers “how did the indus valley civilization vanish? Some lights are shown.

Aug 28, Roger Wood rated it it was ok Shelves: I am thrilled to read this book It really clarified some of the missing links between Indus civilisation and Vedic period. Published January 8th by Routledge first published November 20th Want to Read saving….

A History of India by Hermann Kulke

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? The book also indicates how vaisya’s were included in higher hierarchy of the society. The authors demonstrate a strong understanding of the culture and, usually, maintain a balanced tone throughout.

Besides it also gives why and how the rigidity of caste system is maintained. They are Romila Thapar’s Early India: References to this book Colonial Indology: Crossing many academic fields, this survey gives a good general idea of the sweep of Indian history in a readable and erudite hermajn that was useful, certainly, to th This is an excellent introduction to the complex cultures of India from Neolithic times to now.


For me it suffered from a lack of engaging prose, and as someone who has difficulty putting down a book unfinished it lead in the later sections to me opening ot in an attempt to finish rather than engage the subject matter. Duringmy subject of study for the year histkry India – it’s culture, history, economy. A History of India Asian history. Milind rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Mustafa Altug Yayla rated it liked it Dec 21, Imdia person who hardly knows anything about history!!.

I’d recommend it to anyone look to have a very good summary of this amazing country. Thomas Klein rated it liked it Nov 02, Hermann KulkeDietmar Rothermund. Feb 07, Royce Ratterman rated it liked it. An Essay in Political Biography. But it can be explained only to a person who has some idea of astronomy and not merely trying to falsify history.

Even the concepts of Karma and Samsara were borrowed from indigenous people in later Vedic period. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent in this survey.


User Review – Flag as inappropriate I found three books which gave some information about Ancient Indian history. It remains the definitive text on the nation.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast. Just the way I like it.

Books by Hermann Kulke. Account Options Sign in. It was, however, a pleasure to get more detail and a broader picture. The First European Revolution: Return to Book Oc. If that seems rather a broad chronological sweep, it is, which makes it rather an impressive achievement for two authors to have achieved. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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I am really obliged to the Authors for enlightening me. This is an excellent introduction to the complex cultures of India from Neolithic times to now. Mar 05, Ruru Ghoshal rated it it was amazing.

This is a topic to which I feel a special affinity, since my mother’s side of the family were among the last generation of British presence in India, so I grew up with stories of those last days of the Raj as well of Gandhi in my ears.