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A good overview,
This review is from: India: A History (Paperback)
I had very little knowledge of the history of India when I bought this book, and was hoping I would gain an overview of the enitre history of India. The book delivered. It starts from the very beginning of Indian history and takes the reader right through to the turn of the twentieth century. The book is a battle to get through at times, seemed to wizz through the centuries in places and often doesn't delve into topics too deeply. Although this is to be expected from a book which covers such a large country over such a long time span.
However, I did feel distinctly let down by the abrupt ending of the book. There was no afterward, no hint of the India to come. Whilst the book was published in 2000, there must have been some hint that India would become one of the great emerging economies it is today. Surely this didn't grow from nowhere from 2001 onwards?
Despite this, if an overview of the entire history of India is what you are looking for, this is the book for you.