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Thomas R. Trautmann is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of The Aryan Debate (OUP, 2008) and the author of Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History (2015), Arthashastra: The Science of Wealth (2012), Languages and Nations (2006), and Aryans and British India (2004).
Table of Contents
About the Book
India, Indians, Indian Civilization
The History of Indian Civilization
The Landscape of Indian Civilization
2. The Beginnings of Indian Civilization
Mohenjo-daro and Harappa
Economy, Technology, Writing
Origin and Destiny of the Indus Civilization
3. The Vedic Age
The Rig Veda
Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan
The Later Veda
The Epics: Mahabharata and Ramayana
4. New Religions, New Empires
Religions of Renunciation
The Rise of Magadha
5. Classical India
The Formation of Classical Indian Civilization (187 BCE-320 CE)
The Classical Age (320-600 CE)
Late Classical Indian Civilization (600-1000 CE)
6. Family, Society, Polity
Classical Arts and Letters
8. The World That India Made
The Middle East and Europe
9. Turks and Mughals
Islam and India
India and European Civilization
11. The Nation-State
The Emergence of Indian Nationalism
Gandhi and Jinnah
Partition and Independence
12. New Nations
The Republic of India
Pakistan and Bangladesh
Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives
Indian Civilization and the Future
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