CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Ancient India - Prehistoric times; Indus valley civilization; Vedic age; Empire of Magadh; Attacks by Iranians and greeks; Religious movements; Mauryan age; Transition period; Gupta period; Harsha vardhana's empire; Rajput Reign; Conquest by Arabs. Vol.2: Medieval India - Prevailing conditions; Advent of Muslims; Slave dynasty; Khalji Dynasty; Tughlaq dynasty; Sayyid dynasty; Lody dynasty; Foundation of Mughal rule; Sur dynasty; Consolidation and Expansion of Empire; Era of glory; The last Mughal. Vol.3: Modern India - Modern India - Empire's decline and after; Rise of Marathas; Europeans on the scene; East India company's rule; Consolidation of the English; Legal reforms; Effect on economy; Society in Transition; Great revolt; India under Crown; Conditions in Neighbourhood; Indian states; General awakening; British administration; Indian national congress; Militant movement; Mahatma on the scene; Freedom movement at peak; World War-II; Freedom at last; Post-independence Era.
India has been described as the 'Heart of Asia.' its strategic location and geographical diversity has always attracted many traders, invaders and conquerors ever since it began to acquire the contours of a distinct geographical and cultural entity. The history of India is therefore as rich in its details as its natural and geographical endowments. The three distinct periods of Indian history are Ancient, Medieval and modern. The first period deals with the entire time-span from the pre-historic era and the Vedic times and across the Indus Valley and harappan civilization, the mauryas and the Greek invasion. Medieval India is primarily the age of the Mughals and the Modern history chronicles the events of the British occupation until the achievement of Independence and the establishment of the Republic of India. The present publication presents a history of India in three appropriate volumes for the benefit of students and research scholars. It will be indispensable for all college and university libraries.