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Trautmann, Thomas R.
Title India: Brief History of a Civilization
Book Condition Good
Publisher Oxford University Press
0199736324 / 9780199736324
Seller ID SKU1035346
0199736324 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Contains academic or public library markings. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.
India: Brief History of a Civilization provides a brief overview of a very long period, allowing students to acquire a mental map of the entire history of Indian civilization in a short book. Most comprehensive histories devote a few chapters to the early history of India and an increasing number of pages to the more recent period, giving an impression that early history is mere background and that Indian civilization finds its fulfillment in the nation-state. Thomas R. Trautmann believes that the deep past lives on and is a valuable resource for understanding the present day and for creating a viable future. The result is a book that is short enough to read in a few sittings, but comprehensive in coverage--5,000 years of India in brief.