India: A Concise History Watson, Francis

India: A Concise History

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Francis Watson's acclaimed history of India begins in the third millennium BC with the Indus Valley civilization. The subsequent influx of pastoral nomads, first in a long series of invasions from the north-west which included the Moghuls nearly 3,000 years later, established the Vedic religious tradition. In a gradual assimilation of popular cults, and a formalization by the Sanskrit language and the institution of caste, this tradition supplied the cohesion upon which a national consciousness, in its Western sense, is a comparatively recent grafting. The enduring distinctiveness of India, its widely recognized but often bewildering 'diversity of unity', emerges from these pages as a product of geographical simplicity and historical complexity.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780500283738
BY (AUTHOR) Watson, Francis
PUBLISHER : Thames & Hudson Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 09, 2002
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Thames & Hudson Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 233 mm x 180 mm
WEIGHT : 560 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
DESCRIPTION : Francis Watson's acclaimed history of India begins in the third millennium BC with the Indus Valley civilization. The subsequent influx of pastoral nomads, first in a long series of invasions from the north-west which included the Moghuls nearly 3,000 years later, established the Vedic religious tradition. In a gradual assimilation of popular cults, and a formalization by the Sanskrit language and the institution of caste, this tradition supplied the cohesion upon which a national consciousness, in its Western sense, is a comparatively recent grafting. The enduring distinctiveness of India, its widely recognized but often bewildering 'diversity of unity', emerges from these pages as a product of geographical simplicity and historical complexity. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780500283738 BY (AUTHOR) Watson, Francis PUBLISHER : Thames & Hudson Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 09, 2002 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Thames & Hudson Ltd LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 233 mm x 180 mm WEIGHT : 560 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : History & Archaeology