Textbook of Indian History and Culture has beeri designed for undergraduate students as well as those preparing for the Civil Services Examinations, at both the central and state levels. It is a daunting task to write a book of this kind when dynamic changes have occurred in the last three decades in the historiography of modern India, including the advent of subaltern studies, that has changed our perspective completely. This user-friendly textbook attempts to weave the known facts of history with the unknown, and thus foster a spirit of enquiry among its young readers. Apart from political history, due emphasis has been laid on socio-economic changes, administrative innovations, cultural ferments and the trials and tribulations of nationalist movements. Due importance has also been given to the post-independence era that led to the emergence of a new India, vibrant with a fresh lease of life.
This study of Indian History and Culture has been designed for both students and general readers. This book puts emphasis on the main currents of Indian history in all its facets: political, social, economic and cultural aspects.
Sailendra Nath Sen, former Professor of History, University of Calcutta; and Fellow, Asiatic Society. He has been honoured with Eminent Teacher Award by the University of Calcutta in the annual convocation of 2018. He was awarded D.Phil. (1958) and D.Litt. (1970) from the University of Calcutta for his pioneering work on the history of Maratha. He has published several books on Maratha, including Anglo-Maratha Relations during the Administration of Warren Hastings, 1772-1785 (1961, repr. 1994) and Anglo-Maratha Relations, 1785-1796 (1974, 1994). His two-volume project on the history of the Marathas entitled Fall of the Maratha Empire, 1796-1818 will be out soon. Professor Sen's other publications include Europe and the World from the Renaissance to the Second World War (1998, repr. 2013); Ancient Indian History and Civilization (3rd edn, 2016); History of the Freedom Movement in India (4th edn, 2009); An Advanced History of Modern World (2007, repr. 2017, 2018); Chandemagore: From Bondage to Freedom, 1900-1955 (2012); and A Textbook of Medieval Indian History (2013).
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