Pageant of India’s Past
S.R. Rao
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF INDIA by A.L. Basham Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1977, 325 pp., 115.00
July-August 1977, volume 2, No 4

A Cultural History of India is a series of articles by some well-known historians, archaeologists and linguists. In this volume they have made a critical appre­ciation of India’s cultural life from the earliest times to the present day and packed it with information on a variety of subjects ranging from religion and philosophy to political and economic conditions in ancient and modern India.

The book is divided in to four parts, namely, the Ancient Heritage, The Age of Muslim Dominance, Challenge and Response—The Coming of the West, and India and the World Outside.

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