A HistoryeBook - 2011
The British historian and author of Into India delivers "a history that is intelligent, incisive, and eminently readable" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay's India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.
"Keay's panoramic vision and multidisciplinary approach serves the function of all great historical writing. It illuminates the present." —Thrity Umrigar, The Boston Globe