The Wonder that was India

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Title:The Wonder that was India

ISBN:R00032744

Author:A. L. Basham

Publisher:Hawthorn Books, Inc.

Publish Year:1963

Edition:Reprint Edition

Cover:Hard Back With Dust Jacket

Subject:History | Indian History

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Photographs, Illustrations, Pronunciation, Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Fine. Dust jacket. Red hard boards cover golden text on front cover and on spine. Dust jacket is faded, foxed, rubbed and worn outs on edges. Price clipped. The corners are slightly bumped. The leaves are sunned and some foxing on tip edge. Otherwise there is no any marks, stains, damages or worn outs. The book is just like new.

Pages:572

Size:180 x 242 mm

Weight(gms):1475

Price:USD 60.00

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  • This book is survey of the history and culture of the Indian sub-continent before the coming of the Muslims. It is a classic that anybody with an interest in the civilization beginnings of India must read. It is a work of uncompromising starship a labour of Love.

    A. L. Basham

    Arthur Llewellyn Basham was an Indologist and a professor at London s School of Oriental and African Studies. Basham wrote many books on India, including A Cultural History of India and The Sharqi Sultanate Of Jaunpur. He also co-authored The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism, Religious Beliefs and Practices of North India During the Early Medieval Period, and History and Doctrines of the Ajivikas:A Vanished Indian Religion. But his most popular work is the book The Wonder That Was India. The author was born in 1914 in Essex. His father had served in the Indian Army and told him a lot of stories about India that sparked an interest in him about the country. Basham was interested in studying various religions, from Christianity to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. The author obtained a degree in Sanskrit from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He served in the Civil Defence department during the Second World War. After the war, he did a doctorate at the School of Oriental and African studies and later became a Professor at that college. In 1965, Basham left SOAS to join the Australia National University, where he became the Head of the History Department and also Professor of Oriental Civilizations
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