For the uninitiated... It is an old NCERT book which is now commercialized. It is very good and actually important from UPSC point of view. Though many suggest Spectrum, which I won't argue as that is also an excellent book. This is more descriptive and doesn't contain as much details as the Spectrum's does as That is full of facts. This gives the account of events in more of a novel form.
This is one of the most referred book , so I will not make any comment on the topics given in it , but yaa it's good. But the quality of the paper when I bought it was not that good nor bad too either . But it could have been better . There will be no problem in reading . Be sure for that . Just page quality is of low GSM
style of narration was quite inspirable and the way relating things together was thought provocative. This book was not a pure fact memorizing book which brings us back to their times.I am so satisfied to study this book in all perspectives like in examination point and general view.
I received my order before they me. But the following pages are not printed, they are blank, in this book; Pages-218,219,226,227,230,231,238,239242,243,246,277 I am unhappy because I had ordered 3 book together so to save delivery chargea.Now I have to order again and pay delivery charges as the book was incomplete, and no fault of mine :(