The book on India through the ages is a survey of the evolution of modern India by a renowned, widely read and versatile historian of India. Even those who criticised Indian Nationalism have admitted that beneath the manifold diversity of physical and social type, language, custom and religion, there is an underlying uniformity of life from the Himalayas to Cap Comorin. There is in fact an Indian character and a general Indian personality. India is at cross-roads because of crisis of character and vested interests of political parties. This is therefore a must-read book.