Originally published in 1946, An Advanced History of India at once established itself as the standard work on the subject. The present edition brings the history up to 1978.The detailed record of events in supplemented throughout by a careful study of administrative, social, economic, and cultural developments. Close scrutiny of original sources has produced a clear and full picture of Indian civilization. Adequately provided with genealogical tables, bibliography, illustrations, maps and plans.
J. Coatman wrote in a review in the journal International Affairs that this book is “easily the most valuable history of India for the serious student.” According to his review, the first part on Ancient India “epitomizes all that the most recent as well as older scholarship has to tell us about this fascinating period…”, and the “Muslim and British parts of India’s history are treated with fairness and dignity and attention is drawn to the fundamentals of history – the growth of institutions, social and economic developments, and so on. Nowhere is there any rhetoric or mere opinion.”
|Title: An Advanced History of India|
Author: R.C. Majumdar, H.C. Raychaudhuri and Kalikinkar Datta
Paperback: 1162 pages
Publisher: Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd.; Fourth edition (2016)