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by Burton Stein

  • ISBN: 0631205462
  • Author: Burton Stein
  • ePub ver: 1562 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 448
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (June 16, 1998)
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  • Category: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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A History of India is clearly superior to itspredecessors. The fact that Stein was willing to put forward somany provocative formulations is itself a virtue.

A History of India is clearly superior to itspredecessors. in its paperback version this book might be seen by manyteachers as the solution to their text dilemma.

Burton Stein, David Arnold. I am a professional history teacher who bought this book while looking for a good, scholarly, substantial, one-volume history of India. He even manages to drag digs at the British into discussions of India in the 7th. century. It becomes very tedious.

Burton Stein (1926 – April 26, 1996) was an American historian, whose area of specialization was India. Stein was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois and served in the Second World War, before commencing tertiary study at the now disused Navy Pier. Stein was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois and served in the Second World War, before commencing tertiary study at the now disused Navy Pier facility that in 1945 was the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois. Stein was an unusual case in that he never completed a bachelor's degree.

Introduction to Burton Stein's A History of India. PART I. 1 Introduction.

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Includes updated and extended coverage of the modern period, with a new chapter covering the death of Nehru in 1964 to the present. Expands coverage of India's internal political and economic development, and its wider diplomatic role in the region.

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This history provides an original, succinct but sustained narrative of the development of Indian society, culture and polity from 7000 BC to the present.

Themes explored include:

The interactions and tensions between cultures and politics, communities and states, and the region and the outside world Findings of recent research on the range of Indian history and pre-history The nature of pre-modern as well as contemporary politics Origins and consequences of the Mughal and British conquests The link between contemporary problems - such as the role of women, poverty and religions nationalism - and India's rich and varied history.
Comments (5)

Gavidor
Nostalgic historical memories of India
Gavinranadar
Good coverage of South Indian history.
sunrise bird
This is not an easy read. I often was hoping for a Reader's Digest version. But it is quite thorough. Biased? Perhaps. But just being objective about the British actions for centuries in India will make an author look anti-British. India is a country that has so many balls to juggle ALL the time. Religions, languages, castes, poverty, etc. And the population just keeps growing and will soon pass China.

I would have liked to have seen better, BIGGER maps and a few more photographs. Writing a book like this was a huge undertaking. Maybe it should have been in two volumes
Grillador
I am a professional history teacher who bought this book while looking for a good, scholarly, substantial, one-volume history of India. It was a waste of $40. The author was an American Marxist historian who, while he taught in a British university, maintains throughout a virulently anti-British drumbeat. He even manages to drag digs at the British into discussions of India in the 7th. century. It becomes very tedious. He also focuses heavily on the history of southern India, his preferred area of study, while minimizing coverage of some important areas of northern history.

In many cases, he is so fixated on arguing specific points-of-view, he fails to give a full picture of the civilization he is supposedly describing. He talks about the conquest of the Gupta empire, for example, and discusses social changes during that period; but doesn't pause to tell the reader anything about Gupta culture and achievements. Later, he repeats the accusations against Warren Hastings, gives absolutely NO description of Hastings' actions as Governor-General, but makes clear his assumption that Hastings was guilty by a bitter little reference to his suicide.

In short, steer clear of this book. I wish I had my $40 back to buy something else. I am still looking for that scholarly and trustworthy history of India. This is not it.
Antuiserum
To enhance my 10 year old's knowledge

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