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In less that one hundred years, the British made themselves the masters of India. They ruled for another hundred, leaving behind the independent nations of India and Pakistan when they finally withdrew in 1947. Both nations would owe much to the British Raj:…

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This important new contribution to the New Cambridge History of India examines chronologically the entire span of Sikh history from prehistoric times to the present day. In an introductory chapter, Professor Grewal surveys the changing pattern of human…

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How can we understand India today, fifty years after Independence and only months after its nuclear tests outraged the world? The novelist Arundhati Roy has written, specially for this collection, a fierce denunciation of the Indian nuclear program, which serves…

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This volume narrates the political upheavals of the inter-war period, further enriched by Netaji's reflections on the key themes Indian history and a finely etched assessment of Mahatma Gandhi's role in it.

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Nur Jahan was one of the most powerful and influential women in Indian history. Born on a caravan traveling from Teheran to India, she became the last (eighteenth) wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir and effectively took control of the government as he bowed to…

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Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India. He demonstrates that the principles the British devised incorporated contradictory visions of India, yet together they made the authority of the Raj…

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This book traces the political history of ancient India from the accession of Parikshit to the extinction of the Gupta dynasty. The aim of the author is to present materials for an authentic chronological history of ancient India through facts recovered from…

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Hinduism outside the Indian subcontinent represents a contrasting and scattered community. From Britain to the Caribbean, diasporic Hindus have substantially reformed their beliefs and practices in accordance with their historical and social circumstances. In…

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Hinduism outside the Indian subcontinent represents a contrasting and scattered community. From Britain to the Caribbean, diasporic Hindus have substantially reformed their beliefs and practices in accordance with their historical and social circumstances. In…

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This is the first major study of public health in British India. It covers many previously unresearched areas such as European attitudes toward India and its inhabitants, and the way in which these were reflected in medical literature and medical policy; the fate…

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This book focuses on Bombay's cultural life, the essence of which is constituted by Bombay's openness to winds blowing from all directions. The essays constituting the volume deal with various aspects of Bombay's cultural life. With several poems, photographs,…