India is one of the most mysterious countries in the world, with a thousand-year history and a relatively young statehood. After the declaration of independence from the British Empire, religious and political conflicts did not subside.
In this collection from Trieste Publishing, you will find books on the history of India.
One of the most unique and distinctive Eastern civilizations is Indian. Even in ancient times, India became famous as a "land of wise men", and thanks to this ancient kingdom, the culture of all mankind was able to enrich itself with much valuable knowledge, inventions and trends in art. The culture of Ancient India is so unusual and original that it is still a source of inspiration and admiration.
Throughout its history, India has been the center of trade routes, famed for wealth and high culture. Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism originated in India.
Globally, the territory of modern India existed and was inhabited even in the interglacial period, but there is almost no evidence of this fact. In the 3rd millennium BC. in the valley of the Indus River, the Harappan (Indian) civilization arose. Immediately after this, the Vedic civilization appeared - the source of Hinduism and many other cultural aspects of the country.
From the 6th century BC independent principalities and republics began to appear. Around 2500 - 1500 BC. the lands of modern India were conquered by the Indo-Aryan tribes. In the IV-II centuries. BC. the first state was formed, which became the great Mauryan empire. This empire reached its highest flowering under Emperor Ashoka, a man who spread Buddhism and significantly expanded the territory and population of the country.
Over the years, the influence of Buddhism faded, and in the 1st century AD. Hinduism developed again. Due to frequent raids from Central Asia, the state was divided into several kingdoms, including Indo-Greek, Indo-Parthian, Indo-Scythian. The period from the 3rd to the 6th centuries is considered the "golden age" of India. AD, when the Gupta dynasty came to power. It was during this period that the canons of national architecture, art, and literature were developed.
In this section, you will find many interesting books on Indian history from Trieste Publishing.