Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to. A History of Indiais a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present. It remains the definitive text on the nation. A history of India / Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund Kulke, Hermann have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent”–Provided by the publisher.

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A History of India by Hermann Kulke

Feb 07, Royce Ratterman rated it liked it. That could be sign of greatness in superior white race. The manipulation of the society which would give prestige to priestly class in combination of kings is very well explained.

Read for personal research – found this book’s contents helpful and inspiring – number rating relates to the book’s contribution to my needs. This new edition has been thoroughly revised, containing new research, and an up-to-date preface, index and dateline. That gap in the history of India was dark. I am thrilled to read this book It really clarified some of the missing links between Indus civilisation and Vedic period.


Selected pages Title Page. Hermina rated it it was ok Mar 26, It also answers “how did the indus valley civilization vanish?

That probably led me to an interest in Roman contact with India in grad school, so I’ve had some familiarity with the history of India before this book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kulkenow in its fourth edition.

The First European Revolution: Please see link for gistory Hermann KulkeDietmar Rothermund. A History of Indiais a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present. Casper Luckerhof rated it really liked it Nov 24, Open Preview See a Problem?

A History of India

They are Romila Thapar’s Early India: This is an excellent introduction to the complex cultures of India from Neolithic times to now. Chakrabarti Snippet view – Milind rated it it indoa amazing Jun 09, Vedic people did not have the skills of the indigenous people. Even the concepts of Karma and Samsara were borrowed from indigenous people in later Vedic period. These things are to be suppressed for deliberate destruction of history.


This book is highly factual and the authors have refrained from making an in depth analysis of many, if not most of the issues concerning the Indian history, which is just as well. References to this book Colonial Indology: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An Essay in Political Biography. Thomas Historu rated it liked it Nov 02, Crossing many academic fields, this survey gives a good general idea of the sweep of Indian history in inda readable and erudite text that was useful, certainly, to this beginner.

The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent in this survey.

It remains the definitive text on the nation.

Sep 17, Bryan rated it liked it. The book also indicates how vaisya’s were included in higher hierarchy of the society. I am really obliged to the Authors for enlightening me. My library Help Advanced Book Search.