India: A History
'A delight!one of the best general studies of the subcontinent.' Andrew Lycett, Sunday Times 'Ambitious, colourful and fascinating.' Lawrence James, The Times 'It is hard to imagine anyone succeeding more gracefully in producing a balanced overview than John Keay has done in 'India: A History'!a book that is as fluent and readable as it is up-to-date and impartial. Hardly a page passes without some fascinating nugget or surprising fact!one can only hope that John Keay's 'India' will be widely read, and its lessons taken to heart.' Guardian 'Certainly the most balanced and lucid history!his passion for India shines through and illuminates every page!puts Keay in the front rank of Indian historiographers.' Spectator
John Keay is a writer, broadcaster and historian whose books include 'Into India', 'India Discovered', 'When Men and Mountains Meet', 'Highland Drove', 'The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company', 'The Great Arc', 'China: A History' and (with his wife, Julia Keay) the 'Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland'. He has travelled extensively in India and the Far East, and specialised in Asian history and current affairs.