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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It remains the definitive text on the nation. Sagnik Saha rated it it was ok Sep 07, Paperbackpages.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Megasthenes has mentioned Palibothri on banks of Yamuna after which it passes through Mathura. The book seeks to explain the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent.

It cannot be Pataliputra, but Dehali where Paribhadra cantonment was always maintained by kings of Pataliputra. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


This new edition has been thoroughly revised, containing new research, and an up-to-date preface, index and dateline.

Amelia rated it liked it May 29, Moore No preview available – Account Options Sign in. Andhra has been manipulated to Nanda as Andhra king description will clearly show Alexander at end of Andhra and start of Gupta period.

A History of India by Hermann Kulke

Description of army of Mahapadmananda is in fact about army of Andhra kings by Pliny who has quoted Megasthenes. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I read page 59 in search of Mahapadmanada-which contains many deliberate lndia in racial styl history.

I’d recommend it to anyone look to have a very good summary of this amazing country.

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However, that doesn’t detract from the soundness of the discussion. I am really obliged to the Authors for enlightening me. A History of India. Matt Hahn rated it liked it Jan 27, These issues were in mind troubling for several decades.

Mustafa Altug Yayla rated it liked it Dec 21, Lists with This Book. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent in this survey.


It is a very good synthesis about the origin behind its culture, its religion and how this has all united to make India, the country it is today. Published January 8th by Routledge first published November 20th Dry, heavy on the facts, and highly empirical.

Alix rated it it was ok Jun 12, Vedic people did not have the skills of the indigenous people.

A History of India

Kulkenow in its fourth edition. Dry and boring, though information is excellent. Casper Luckerhof rated it hermann liked it Nov 24, The First European Revolution: To ask other readers questions about A History of Indiaplease sign up.