By A. L. Basham
This booklet, edited by way of the well known historian A. L. Basham, provides a accomplished survey of Indian tradition, protecting such features as faith, philosophy, social association, literature, paintings. structure, tune and technology. It features a precise part facing the effect of Indian civilization at the remainder of the area, in addition to information of the political background of the sector to supply a chronological framework for the non-specialist. members contain such eminent students as Radhakrishnan, Burrow, Das, and Spear.
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Cultural History of India by A. L. Basham