A New History of India by Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Shobita Punja, Toby Sinclair

Modern-day Indian History Encyclopedia!

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Book Title: A New History of India
Author(s): Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Shobita Punja, Toby Sinclair
Publisher: Aleph Book Company

Book Review
An Encyclopaedia is a reference work that offers a comprehensive collection of articles or entries ordered alphabetically on numerous themes. Encyclopaedias strive to give a thorough and authoritative overview of a certain branch of expertise or area of interest. They can be about anything, including science, history, literature, art, music, and culture. A New History of India by writers Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Shobita Punja, and Toby Sinclair about the history of India in the modern era might be called a modern-day encyclopaedia, particularly for Indians.

A New History of India by Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Shobita Punja, Toby Sinclair
A New History of India by Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Shobita Punja, Toby Sinclair Book Cover

Starting with the country’s geological origins a few billion years ago and the migration of Homo sapiens from Africa into the region a few millennia ago, the book covers all of the key historical events from ancient times up to the twenty-first century. The book is divided into 24 chapters. The first chapter describes India’s long and complicated history, which spans thousands of years. The book’s chapters may be divided into Ancient India, Medieval India, British India, and Modern India.

While the topics under Ancient India span the Indus Valley Civilization which appeared approximately 2600 BCE, the Vedic era, which began around 1500 BCE, and the Maurya Empire, which was founded in 322 BCE by Chandragupta Maurya, the book contains a thorough overview of the Gupta Empire, which developed in the fourth century CE, and the Delhi Sultanate, which was created in the 13th century CE and distinguished by Islam’s advent in India.

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A New History of India also covers the Mughal Empire, which ruled over a sizable area of India from the 16th to the 19th century, and the construction of numerous major buildings, including the Qutb Minar and the Alai Darwaza. British India demonstrates how British colonial rule in India started in the 18th century and persisted until 1947 when India attained freedom.

The Modern India subjects dive into the time following independence, the democratic system of government, and the beginnings of social and economic prosperity. Since then, India has grown into a significant worldwide power renowned for its cultural diversity, technological innovation, and economic success.

India is a complex and dynamic country marked by significant variety and development. As India navigates the difficulties and opportunities of the twenty-first century, its history will continue to guide and define its destiny. This book is written in a global language that everybody may understand. The reader’s curiosity is piqued by the comfortable typography, colourful and high-resolution images, maps, ruins, and artefacts, and they are encouraged to study the book more closely. A well-written book that provides all of the important information that every Indian, regardless of caste, creed, age, or faith, should be aware of.


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