This book deals with the sweep of traditional Indian history as well as with the post-independence events, judicially balancing narrative and analysis in the conceptual framework of postcolonial and postmodernist approaches, covering the process of change in India through the centuries.

chapter 1|14 pages

Land and the Human Fabric

chapter 2|14 pages

India in Prehistoric Times

chapter 3|22 pages

The Vedic Age, ca. 1200 BCE–600 BCE

chapter 4|14 pages

Birth of Two Religions

Buddhism and Jainism

chapter 5|22 pages

State and Politics in Ancient India

chapter 6|32 pages

The Era of Consolidation

Political and Cultural

chapter 7|30 pages

Early Islam

The Sultanate

chapter 8|12 pages

Peninsular Kingdoms

Vijayanagar and Bahmani

chapter 9|24 pages

The Great Mughals

Babar to Aurangzeb

chapter 10|22 pages

The Rise of the Marathas and the Sikhs

chapter 11|24 pages

The European Powers in India

chapter 12|18 pages

Reaction to British Rule

chapter 13|30 pages

The Indian Nationalist Movement, 1850–1919

chapter 14|38 pages

The Road to Freedom Through Partition

chapter 15|38 pages

The March of Indian Democracy, Part I

chapter 16|28 pages

The March of Indian Democracy, Part II

chapter 17|24 pages

The Princely States and the Kashmir Question

chapter 18|20 pages

Toward Economic Freedom

chapter 19|28 pages

India’s Foreign Policy