India : Updated Edition. Stanley Wolpert.

India : Updated Edition

University of California Press. 6 x 9", xviii, 273 pp., b/w plates, notes, bibliography, index, paper, Berkeley, 1999. Item #11270
ISBN: 0520221720

The history of India is the engrossing story of an ancient civilization, reborn as a modern nation. More a continent than a single nation, India is home to over one-fifth of humanity, yet it remains a mystery to most non-Indians, barely appreciated and poorly understood.

Stanley Wolpert's India provides a much-needed, concise overview of Indian history and culture. His new preface brings the book up to date, discussing national elections, the economic effects of the new globalization, and the consequences of joining the nuclear arms race.

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