This definitive work by Romila Thapar, the world's leading authority on her subject, brings to life thousands of years of Indian history: its prehistoric beginnings; the cities of the Indus civilisation; the emergence of the great dynasties such as the Mauryas, Guptas and Cholas; the writing of the heroic epics of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana; the formation of the case system; the various sects of Hinduism as well as the religious cultures of Buddhism and Islam; and the development of states that are the foundation of India today.
Romila Thapar has completely rewritten her previously acclaimed History of India volume, incorporating a generation of extensive research to bring us a whole new perspective on India's past. 'The Penguin History Of Early India' will now become the standard work on its subject.
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 10 / 2001
- 129 x 198mm