The Illustrated Cultural History of India by Basham

The Illustrated Cultural History of India

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In A Cultural History of India, first published in 1975, A.L. Basham brought together scholars from across the globe to provide international viewpoints on the rich cultural heritage of India. With contributors from across the world covering a wide array of topics including religion,philosophy, social organization, literature, art, architecture, music, and science, the book presented a comprehensive survey of India's rich cultural heritage. Over the years the book became a classic in its own right. The Illustrated Cultural History of India, an adapted and illustrated version of the original book, aims to sensitize young readers to the country's historic past and rich cultural heritage, and the need to preserve it. Key chapters cover the Indus civilization, Ashokan India and the Gupta Age,ancient Indian religions, philosophy, classical literature, early art and architecture, music, Muslim architecture in India, Islam, Sikhism, the nationalist movement, and modern Indian literature, and are complemented by extensive visuals, making for an informative and interesting read.

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A.L. Basham (1914-86) was one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Indian culture and religion.

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Title:The Illustrated Cultural History of IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.83 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019569192X

ISBN - 13:9780195691924

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Table of Contents

PART I: The Ancient HeritageThe Indus CivilizationThe Early AryansAshokan India and the Gupta AgeMedieval Hindu IndiaAncient Indian ReligionsPhilosophy; Classical LiteratureEarly Art and ArchitectureMusicPART II: The Age of Muslim DominanceMuslim Architecture in IndiaMedieval Hindu DevotionalismIslam in Medieval IndiaSikhismMedieval Indian Miniature PaintingPART III: Challenge and Response-The Coming of the WestThe Mughals and the BritishHindu Religious and Social Reform in British IndiaThe Nationalist MovementModern LiteratureConclusion