ABOUT THE BOOK: This book gives an authoritative, up-to-date, and compendious account of the history, institutions and culture of India from the earliest times to the advent of the Moslem period. It is based on all available materials - literary, epigraphic, and numismatic - and is written in a most elegant, sober, and lucid style. The author brings to bear upon his task not only profound scholarship and critical acumen but also a scrupulous regard for historical truth, accuracy of facts and impartiality of judgement. The merit of the book has been enhanced by an exhaustive Bibliography and a comprehensive Index. Students, scholars and the general reader alike will find the book highly interesting, useful and valuable for study and references.
REVIEW: "The book constitutes a very important achievement because it gives a panoramic survey of events, which is both scholarly and readable."-The Sunday Statesman "In the eighteen chapters of the present work he has given us a comprehensive and well-proportioned account, based upon wide reading... . On numerous disputed questions his judgements are marked by sobriety and good sense."- The Modern Review