A Cultural History of India

A Cultural History of India

A Cultural History of India

A. L. Basham, a renowned historian, has compiled in this book, A Cultural History Of India, an examination of India's...

  • ISBN: 9780195639216
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  • Author A.L.Basham
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Binding Paperback

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A. L. Basham, a renowned historian, has compiled in this book, A Cultural History Of India, an examination of India's cultural heritage through the ages. The book has contributions from scholars around the world.

It examines India's legacy in the fields of religion, philosophy, arts, music, architecture, science and literature. It covers Indian history from ancient times to colonial times. A Cultural History Of India is divided into four parts. The first part covers ancient history. The second part focuses on the Muslim invaders and the fall of the ancient Hindu kingdoms. The third section of A Cultural History Of India covers the coming of the western Colonial powers, their gradual conquest of the country, and the end of the Muslim period.

The final part focuses on India and her relationship with the rest of the world. The book also contains a special section that takes a look at the impact and influence of Indian culture and heritage on the rest of the world. The book contains maps and plates, pronunciation of Indian words, and Chronological tables.

The book includes contributions from thirty leading scholars like Dr. Radhakrishnan, professors S.N. Das and T. Burrow and Percival Spear. It is a comprehensive review of the many facets of India's rich cultural, heritage.

About A. L. Basham

Andrew Llewellyn Basham was an eminent British indologist and historian. He has also written other books like The Wonder That Was India, History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas, and The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism.

A. L. Basham was born in 1914 in Essex, England. His father served in the Indian Army and he greatly influenced his son's interest in India. A. L. Basham studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He graduated with a degree in Sanskrit. He later completed his doctorate at SOAS and joined the faculty of that prestigious institution. He eventually became the head of its history department. In 1965 he joined the Australian National University as its History department head. Basham has taught other renowned historians like Romila Thapar and R. S. Sharma. He passed away in the year 1986 at the age of 71.


 
Author A.L.Basham
ISBN 9780195639216
Langauage English
Pages 640
Publisher Oxford University Press
Binding Paperback

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