Indian historical books and authors
Top 10 books about the British in India | Books | The GuardianF or the past five years I have been bewitched by the story of the British in India. But then I was drawn into the wider history of this extraordinary enterprise. How did the British come to be ruling the most populous nation on earth? What did they think they were there for? Did they genuinely believe that the empire would last forever? I have tried to go beyond the breathtaking rush of events, the terror and the cruelty and the heroism, to get to the doubts and flashes of understanding which some of them had now and then, none more so than John Low, the family patriarch, who was famous for his love of native rule; yet who helped to depose three rajas and was ultimately blamed for the outbreak of the Great Mutiny. The books I have chosen illustrate these melancholy paradoxes of empire.
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Many writers contributed to the large body of early Indian literature here roughly taken to predate the 13th century Delhi Sultanate , consisting of poetry, drama, and writings on religion, philosophy, linguistics, mathematics and many other topics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Categories : Ancient Indian writers Lists of Indian writers.
There is such a wealth of information available for travellers heading to India, it is often hard to know where to start. While novels can often seem more realistic than non-fiction, travelogues from Western writers also give a humorous, insightful take on the mind-boggling country. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent.
1. Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
This is an attempt to capture in one place the names of books and other works written in ancient India. For the purpose of this list, we consider all books written in India up to and including the Mughal era as being 'ancient books'. Each collection represents a set of books that are collectively known by the collection's name. In the list of books shown below the table of collections , each book also refers to the collection it belongs to if it does. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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