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Status: New - India India is the biggest democracy on earth, a country of dynamic change, huge divisions and countless identities. Is there any way to discover...... more
Status: New - India India is the biggest democracy on earth, a country of dynamic change, huge divisions and countless identities. Is there any way to discover the 'real' India? This book tells the story of how India emerged from a turbulent struggle for independence to become a vibrant democracy with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Full description
Status: New - The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five...... more
Status: New - The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent's history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East.
Status: New - Paperback. Pub Date :2010-07-22 Pages: 608 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK A new edition of the most authoritative and...... more
Status: New - Paperback. Pub Date :2010-07-22 Pages: 608 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK A new edition of the most authoritative and highly-regarded single-volume history of India Fully revised to include the most recent research and to cover events. from partition to the present day.In India:. A History five millennia of the sub-continents history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East This definitive work combines narrative pace and skill with social. economic and cultural analysis . Indias history begins with a highly advanced urban civilisation in the Indus valley. regressing to a tribal and pastoral nomadism. and then evolving into a uniquely stratified society The pattern of inward invasion plus outward migration was established early:. from Alexander the Great via the march of Islam and the great Moghuls to the coming of the East India ...
Status: New - The history of what is now India stretches back thousands of years, further than that of nearly any other region on Earth. Yet, observes historian...... more
Status: New - The history of what is now India stretches back thousands of years, further than that of nearly any other region on Earth. Yet, observes historian John Keay, most historical work on India concentrates on the period after the arrival of Europeans, with predictable biases, distortions and misapprehensions. One, for example, is the tendency to locate the source of social conflict in India's many religions--to which Keay retorts, "Historically, it was Europe, not India, which consistently made religion grounds for war".Taking the longest possible view, Keay surveys what is both provable and invented in the historical record. His narrative begins in 3000 B.C. with the complex, and little understood, Harappan period, a time of state formation and the development of agriculture and trade networks. This period coincides with the arrival of Indo-European invaders, the so-called Aryans, whose name, of course, has been put to bad use at many points since. Keay traces the growth of subsequent states and kingdoms throughout antiquity and the medieval period, suggesting that the lack of unified government made the job of the European conquerors somewhat easier--but by no means inevitable. He continues to the modern day, his narrative ending with Indian-Pakistani conflicts in 1998.Fluently told and well documented, Keay's narrative history is of much value to students and general readers with an interest in India's past and present. --Gregory McNamee
Advantages: Calm professional staff, quiet setting Disadvantages: If you can't get it at a bargain rate, it's not worth the price.
...Ciao must despair of some of us members and the near-geological timescale we seem to work on. I requested this hotel over three years ago and have finally got around to writing about it. Proof at last that if I'm given long enough I'll eventually get round to almost anything.
When and Why?
We visited Delhi at the beginning and end of a tour to Ladakh, high up in the Himalaya range...
Advantages: A landmark hotel Disadvantages: It's a long way from home
...ve special noise reduction glazing.
3. History and Tradition
Although it was only built in 1931, 20 years after New Delhi became the capital of India, The Imperial is steeped in history.
The hotel was the venue for the negotiations between the leading Indian independence activists and the British 'rulers'. Just imagine what it would have been like to be a fly on the wall. When y...
Advantages: Scenary, Lakes, Modern and Ancient architecture, Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and great food. Disadvantages: Poor local authorities and everything run by Public sector.
I was born in Calcutta but moved to Gurgaon (South of Delhi) with my parents at the age of 12 and have lived there till 1999 until I moved to London 5 years back. This review is a tribute to a place where I spent all my teenage years. Unfortunately even Lonely Planet has not covered this place in its India book, as Gurgaon has gained prominence in recent...