India before Europe

India before EuropeIndia Is A Land Of Enormous Diversity Cross Cultural Influences Are Everywhere In Evidence, In The Food People Eat, The Clothes They Wear, And In The Places They Worship This Was Ever The Case, And At No Time So Than In The India That Existed From 1200 To 1750, Before The European Intervention This Beautifully Illustrated Book Takes The Reader On A Journey Across The Political, Religious And Cultural Landscapes Of Medieval India It Is Fluently Composed, With A Cast Of Characters That Will Educate Students And General Readers Alike.

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  • Paperback
  • 313 pages
  • India before Europe
  • Catherine B. Asher
  • English
  • 23 September 2017
  • 9780521005395

10 thoughts on “India before Europe

  1. Lauren Albert says:

    Like all early modern history, this is tough lots of different groups, religious, geographical, ethic, etc No sense of nation like there was no Italy then, there was no India But it makes it very difficult to follow narratives The authors break up the narrative but that made it harder to me But I al...

  2. Kenneth says:

    This is a very interesting book about the history of India before European contact While the authors do discuss the Ashokan Empire, the main focus is on the period from 1200 1750 so the book pretty much starts at the foundation of the Delhi Sultanate The book is jointly written by a historian and an art historian Neither of the authors are themselves South Asian and, knowing this and the work of Said, they pretty much avoid the use non Indian sources and when they do, they are at pains to point out that the biases of the Europeans at the time This means that their main sources are religious texts, official hagiographies, and the art architecture and literature of the period This makes for a somewhat usual historiographic form that was ultimately somewhat light on detail about the motivations and interactions of the various states and rulers but is much illustrative of what life itself was like, at least among the elites that were making decisions of historical or artistic importance For example, the Zenith of the Mughal Empire came about when the Mughals fo...

  3. Revanth Ukkalam says:

    brief introduction

  4. Sush Krishnamoorthy says:

    I read this for a class on the History of Mughal India Covers a vast era and many different groups and attempts to present an objective view It s a great book for someone new to the subject However, it may overplay...

  5. Danielle says:

    This book was required reading for my Medieval India course with the great Dr Richard Eaton Very good overview of the history and culture of the region I would definitely recommend it.

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