A History of India, vol. 1 has ratings and 61 reviews. Vikas said: To describe Romila Thapar, I would like to employ (with slight variation) an unk. 1 Jun A history of India, Volume 1. Front Cover. Romila Thapar Romila Thapar is Professor Emeritus in History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New. A History of India, Volume 1. Front Cover. Romila the author (). Romila Thapar is Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
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Add both to Cart Add a history of india volume 1 romila thapar to List. For every piece of warranted criticism, there appeared to be an unwarranted one. Published on August 28, Learn more about Amazon Prime. There is a definite attempt to provide coverage of what peoples lives were like during the times, and what the social customs were. The author is a well known historian and she effortlessly explains some of the more contradictory features in the Indian history which baffles many western readers.
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I would definitely recommend this book to a reader who wants to understand Indian history deeply. View or edit your browsing history. Charles River Editors chronicles the disputed territory between India and Pakistan. For me, there were definitely places where I accepted the acid volums and stern language of the author – especially when she talks about the caste system, and how it prevented the democratization of education, arts and literature the latter also a product of the treatment given to the Sanskrit language.
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The Past as Present: However, as some others have pointed out, the author does come off as having a distaste for anything that is associated with the religion of Hinduism. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. See all 5 reviews. Some Interpretations; History and Beyond; Sakuntala: 11 was a problem filtering reviews right now. At the same time, if you have strong ideas about India already, it would be difficult to get through it.
There are also a few departures from the academic approach when at times she is overly critical of Hindu temple architecture and overboard in praise for Islamic architecture and a history of india volume 1 romila thapar influence on the overall Indian architecture of the time.
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Indeed the historians like RC Majumdar or Sir Fo Sarkar which they so choose to cite or make a comparison with are very great historians but, that does not overlap the fact histtory there is an alternate to the history to which they had interpreted, namely with the presence of new sources and other factors.
Penguin BooksJun 1, – History – pages. This style of writing might at times comes across as dry and pedantic to some hisyory the readers. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. No eBook available Amazon. This book is outdated in most parts and is written in a very dry style. Product details Reading level: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
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