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History of India 1707-1857 Paperback – 1 Jan 2010

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Lakshmi Subramanian is Professor of History in the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata. She has previously taught at Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), University of Calcutta and Visva-Bharati (Santiniketan)

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Orient BlackSwan; First edition (1 January 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8125040935
  • ISBN-13: 978-8125040934
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent concise history of India during a critical period 11 December 2011
By Jon L. Albee - Published on
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This is a good narrative history of the period of Indian history that [probably] most defined the modern state. This important period saw the gradual erosion of the Muslim (Mughal) courts in north India, as they fell into hedonism and complacency in anticipation of British rule. This period also saw the rise of indigenous agitation, as the native people grew weary of paying tribute to one empire after another. The author is particularly good at demonstrating how the intermingling of economic and cultural interests created the social conditions we recognize in the diverse cities and regions of India today. Indigenous restlessness, largely as a result of conflicting cultural priorities, culminated in the revolt of 1857. The narrative stops here.

The narrative is engaging, broad and clear, discussing a wide range of topics important to the development of India - political, economic, and cultural. Dr. Subramanian is a well-known scholar of Indian history, far better known in her own country than in Europe or the United States.

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