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References on Indian History

  1. The History and Culture of the Indian People (HCIP) by R.C. Majumdar is a
     comprehensive multivolume series that covers the entire history pretty well too
     but then he is also called "saffron" though what he
     wrote is the same as written by the Muslim historians


  2. K.A. Nilakanta Sastri et al (editors.)A comprehensive History of India , Calcutta, 1957


  3. K.A. Nilakanta Sastri, A History of South India from Prehistoric Times to the fall of Vijayanagar, Madras , 1955


  4. A Brief Bibliography of Military History (University of Illinois)
    Contains a decent collection of titles on Indian History from Ancient to Post Independence

    The Saraswati Sindhu Vedic Period


    A Historical Analysis 
    Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi,2000


  6. RIG VEDA AND THE HISTORY OF INDIA (Rig Veda Bharata Itihaasa)
    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)
    Aditya Prakashan, 2001, New Delhi, 550 Rupees, Hardback 363 pages,
    ISBN 81-7742-039-9.We have a few copies of the book available for sale in USA at the price of $15.00, which includes shipping. Send payment to:
    American Institute of Vedic Studies
    PO Box 8357, Santa Fe NM 87504-8357,


  7. Vedic Aryans and the Origins of Civilization
    Navratna S. Rajaram & David Frawley
    (with a Foreword by Klaus K. Klostermaier)
    New Delhi, Voice Of India, 2001, 3rd Edition


  8. The Problem of Aryan Origins, from an Indian Point of View, K. D.  Sethna, Aditya Prakashan, 1980 

  9. Problems of Ancient India/ K.D. Sethna. Delhi, Aditya, 2000, 306 p., ISBN 81-7742-026-7.


    Evolutionary History of a Lost River in North Western India (Memoir 42)
    Edited by B. P. Radhakrishna and S. S. Merh
    Geological Society of India, P.B. No. 1922, Govipuram, Bangalore-560019
    Price Rs. 500(PB)
    Reviewed by K. V. RAMAN

  11. Pratapaditya Pal, "Art from the Indian Subcontinent", Yale University Press, In association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation

    Classical Period

    Medieval (Muslim) Period


  12. History of the Rise and fall of the Mohamedan Power in India by Mahomed
    Kasim Ferishta, translated by John Briggs


  13. Travels of Ibn Batuta -- translated by H A R Gibb gives first hand account
    of the Muslim rulers of INdia as observed by a Muslim traveller -- he can
    hardly be called "saffron"


  14. History of India as told by its own historians by Elliot and Dawson


  15. Jadunath Sarkar is a well respected historian and his books on Aurangzeb
    and other Muslim rulers are also good source. His book on Aurangzeb is not
    easily available since reprint rights are not granted. Some libraries might
    have old prints. It is worth reading though. Sarkar does have his bias
    against the Marathas, for whatever reason.


  16. Legacy of Muslim Rule in India
                           K.S. Lal
                           New Delhi, Aditya Prakashan, 1992
                           406 pgs, ISBN 81 85179 03 04

    Other books by K.S. Lal


  18. History of the Khaljis (1950, 1967, 1980)

  20. Twilight of the Sultanate (1963, 1980)


  21. Studies in Asian History (edited - 1969)


  23. Growth of Muslim Population in Medieval India  (1973);

  24. Early Muslims in India (1984);

  25. The Mughal Harem (1988);

  26. Indian Muslims: Who Are They? (1990);

  27. Muslim Slave System in Medieval India (1994);

  28. Growth of Scheduled Tribes and Castes in Medieval India, Aditya Prakashan (1995);

  29. Theory and practice of the Muslim state in India,(1999) }

    The following is not a book on Indian History but describes the concept of Jihad


  30. Jihad in the West : Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries by Paul Fregosi, Hardcover - 442 pages (October 1998) Prometheus Books; ISBN: 1573922471 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.51 x
    9.34 x 6.36 Amazon price  is $23.80

    Some British writers of Indian History from whom we have learnt Indian History


  31. Major General John Malcolm - A Memoir of the Central India (1824) 

  32. Captain Grant Duff - History of the Marathas (1826) 

  33. Gen. John Briggs - History of the Rise of Mohammedan Power in India (1829)(translation of Tarikh i Farishta by Farishta) 

  34. Lt.Colonel James Todd - Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan (1829-32) 

  35. M. Elphinstone (Resident at Peshwa Court, later Governor of Bombay), History of India (1841) 

  36. Joseph Cunningham (brother of Gen.A.Cunningham) History of Sikhs (1849) 

  37. Lt. R.F.Burton - History of Sindh (1851)

    British colonial period


  38. Peter Hopkirk "The Great game , The struggle for empire in Central Asia",Kodansha International, first published 1990


  39. "The British Conquest and Dominion of India" by Sir Penderel Moon. Published in two volumes by India Research Press, 1999. Pages 1264. Price Rs 1800.

    Independence Movement and Post Independence Period


  40. RC Majumdar, ‘History of the freedom movement in India’,1962, 2nd revised edition, Firma KL Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta, 1971


  41. V.P. Menon, The Transfer of Power in India, Bombay , 1957

  42. V.P.Menon, The story of the Integration of the Indian states, Bombay, 1956.

  43. The Fate of Tibet
    When big insects eat small insects
    Claude Arpi
    with a Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    New Delhi, Har-Anand, 1999


  44. Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab 1947
    Compiled for the SGPC
    Introduction to the reprint
    Voice of India, New Delhi



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