A Review of Indian History And Culture by VK Agnihotri
Indian History And Culture by VK Agnihotri is a comprehensive and authoritative book that covers the major aspects of India's past and present. The book is divided into six parts: Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Contemporary India, Indian Culture and Heritage, and Indian Polity and Constitution. Each part consists of several chapters that deal with specific topics such as political, social, economic, religious, cultural, and constitutional developments in India.
The book is written in a simple and lucid style that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers. The book also provides numerous maps, diagrams, tables, charts, and illustrations that enhance the understanding of the subject matter. The book also includes a bibliography, a glossary, and an index for easy reference. The book is suitable for students, teachers, researchers, and general readers who are interested in learning about India's history and culture.
One of the unique features of the book is that it provides a PDF version of the book that can be downloaded from the publisher's website for free. The PDF version contains 30 chapters that cover the entire content of the book. The PDF version also allows the readers to print, copy, or share the book with others. The PDF version is a convenient and cost-effective way of accessing the book.
Indian History And Culture by VK Agnihotri is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to gain a deeper insight into India's rich and diverse heritage. The book is a must-read for anyone who wants to appreciate the achievements and challenges of India as a nation.
In this article, we will review some of the main themes and topics that are covered in the book Indian History And Culture by VK Agnihotri. We will also highlight some of the features and benefits of the PDF version of the book that can be downloaded for free from the publisher's website.
The first part of the book deals with the ancient history of India from the prehistoric times to the end of the Gupta period. The book covers topics such as the Indus Valley Civilization, the Vedic culture, the rise of Jainism and Buddhism, the Mauryan and post-Mauryan empires, the Kushanas and the Satavahanas, the Sangam literature and culture, and the Gupta age. The book also discusses the sources of ancient Indian history, such as archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, and literary texts.
The second part of the book covers the medieval history of India from the advent of Islam to the establishment of the Mughal empire. The book covers topics such as the Arab invasion and conquest of Sind, the Turkish invasions and rule in north India, the Delhi Sultanate and its five dynasties, the Vijayanagara empire and the Bahmani kingdom in south India, the Bhakti and Sufi movements, and the Mughal empire and its administration, culture, and decline.
The third part of the book covers the modern history of India from the arrival of the Europeans to the end of British rule. The book covers topics such as the Portuguese, Dutch, French, and British presence and expansion in India, the rise of regional powers such as the Marathas, Sikhs, and Mysore, the revolt of 1857 and its consequences, the social and religious reform movements, the Indian National Congress and its moderate and extremist phases, the rise of nationalism and communalism, Gandhi and his role in Indian freedom struggle, and finally, partition and independence.
The fourth part of the book covers the contemporary history of India from 1947 to 2010. The book covers topics such as integration of princely states into Indian union, framing of Indian constitution, Nehruvian era and its achievements and challenges, Indira Gandhi's emergency and its aftermath, coalition politics and regional parties, economic reforms and liberalization, social movements and issues such as caste, gender, environment etc., foreign policy and relations with neighboring countries such as Pakistan, China etc., terrorism and internal security challenges etc.