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Ion of readers This new work brings to life thousands of years of history tracing India's evolution before contact with modern Europe was established its prehistoric beginnings; the great cities of the Indus civilization; the emergence of mighty dynasties such as the Mauryas Guptas and Cholas; the teachings of the Buddha; the creation of heroic epics such as the Mahabharata and t. To describe Romila Thapar I would like to employ with slight variation an unknown uote by a famous journalist for Indira Gandhi She is

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A History of IndiaVolume One

This title represents a complete rewriting by Romila Thapar of her classic work A History of India the first volume in the Penguin History of India series thirty five years after it was first published Thapar has incorporated the vast changes in scholarly understanding and interpretation of Indian history that have occurred during her lifetime to revise the book for a new generat. Very unprofessional book of history I must say This does not tell what is the truth but tells what is truth according to a person s bel

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He Ramayana; and the creation of regional cultures Thapar introduces figures from the remarkable visionary ruler Ashoka to other less exemplary figures In exploring subjects as diverse as marriage class art erotica and astronomy Thapar provides an incomparably vivid and nuanced picture of India Above all she shows the rich mosaic of diverse kingdoms landscapes languages and belie. Instead of full account this book is rather a failed account of Indian history which betrays the basic tenets of historical writing R


10 thoughts on “A History of IndiaVolume One

  1. says:

    Romila Thapar is a historian within her own rights For her the early texts are myths generated by 'certain people' without any base She contradicts her own thesis many times in the course of the narrative of this completely distorted history book Many reviewers have already pointed out her shortcomings as a historian A historical study is not a juxtaposition of islands or fragments of historical facets which are lined up

  2. says:

    Very unprofessional book of history I must say This does not tell what is the truth but tells what is truth according to a person's b

  3. says:

    Invalid history of India this is the author has not given 'proofs' or her 'assumptions' and had challenged the facts that were established

  4. says:

    An overrated book that was academically imposed upon the readers of young age for so long

  5. says:

    To describe Romila Thapar I would like to employ with slight variation an unknown uote by a famous journalist for Indira Gandhi She is the only MAN among the Indian intellectuals Early India is one of the best books I have read this year Romila Thapar is among handful of Indian intellectuals who have the courage to stand up again

  6. says:

    I enjoy reading history and am just becoming interested in the history of India and central Asia I figured a Penguin book on the topic would be just what I needed That was not the case I was looking for a book which told me stories

  7. says:

    I am very happy that I did not have to go through this poorly written history book during my childhood Horrific narration of Indian history

  8. says:

    Instead of full account this book is rather a 'failed account' of Indian history which betrays the basic tenets of historical writing Romila Thapar has misled her readers

  9. says:

    I cannot think of a better genre than propaganda for this book of 'history' which morphs falsifies and distorts the history that was to make it history as it had to be for her author's deceptions have been caught and challenged on many occasions but she does not bother

  10. says:

    I don't call this forgery of facts a book of history It has been written with a certain purpose to ride one's own path in spite of the available resources that do not corroborate with her conclusions I don't recommend thi