Source materials for understanding Indian history and culture

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    Baburnama Babur Nama

    I have a copy of different translation which I dont like. But the link I have given is a nice translation.
     
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    You can get an eBook but It's not free.
     
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    Just checked, they have this version at my campus library. :yey:
     
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    Arthasastra is not of mauryan period either.
     
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    Are there any material about Indus Valley Civilization?
     
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    CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICANS TO INDIAN SOCIETY
    SONS OF MALCOLM: CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICANS TO INDIAN SOCIETY
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    YOu can find lot more from wikipedia
     
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    LONG message...

    {To alll : 90% of these books are reviewed on my blog, reflectionsvvk.blogspot.in}

    The best books, in my opinion, are :

    1) An Economic History Of India - RC Dutt, 1906. Widely acknowledged to be te only definitive work on pre-colonial and colonial economic reality; most other books from this period are to be studiously avoided

    2) Books by Irfan Habib.

    3) The Shadow Of The Great Game - Narendra Singh Sarila {True story of partition : by an ADC to Mountbatten}

    4) Jinnah - Jaswant Singh {for the period 1900 - 1940}

    5) The Discovery of India - Jawaharlal Nehru

    6) The Case For India - Will Durant

    7) Bengal Divided - Nitish Sengupta

    8) Ashok The Great - Monika Khanna

    9) Early India - Romila Thapar {objectionable in some aspects, but worth a read}

    10) What India Should Know - Laxmikanthan and Devi

    11) India's Independence Struggle - Bipin Chandra Pal Et Al

    12) Kargil - Gen VP Malik

    13) From Midnight To The Millenium and Beyond - Shashi Tharoor

    14) Tinderbok - MJ Akbar

    15) The Land Of The Seven Rivers - Sanjeev Sanyal\

    16) The Blood Telegram - Gary J Bass

    17) Black Friday - S Hussain Zaidi

    18) Fatwa - Arun Shourie. Strongly worded in segments, not recommended for anything other than understanding the historical aspect covered in 2 chapters

    19) Operation Red Lotus - Parag Tope

    20) The Real Story Of The Great Uprising - Vishnu Bhatt Versaikar Godse

    21) The Revolt Against The West and The Rise Of Asia - Pankaj Mishra



    Notice that there are only 2 western authors here. The first stands as the ONLY unbiased and accurate account by a westerner; the second, while slightly biased, is factually accurate. IMHO, avoid ALL western books; most are highly inaccurate, or foul, or biased. Most of these, as well as some western books, are reviewed on my blog. Read if interested.
     
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    I have my doubts about the authors especially Romila thapar, Bipin Chandra, Irfan Habib, Satish Chandra.. I would like to point out that these historians are associated with ICHR and have been part of several Projects which are yet to see the light of the day. I would recommend you to read Eminent Historians By Arun Shourie .. it will give us an insight in to how these authors have used govt money for their own personal works...

    The case in reference here is the proposal by National Book Trust given to ICHR for translating the volumes in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Series on the history and culture of India , there was a committe setup consisted of these historians namely Bipin Chandra and Romila Thapar and they had decided that these BVB Series are not suitable for translations and they suggested that instead of these , other titles for translation were to be selected and guess who the authors of these other TITLES were !!?? Romila Thapar , Irfan Habib, Satish Chandra, EMS Namboodiripad etc.. How much Money had been spent on this 41,89,000/- and this project began in the yr 1972 !!!! I Believe this project was indeed completed but were they objective in their approach or purely selfish ???

    Apart from this there are several other projects which have been put in to cold storage even after spending lakhs of public money ...

    Excerpt from Eminent Historians - Arun Shourie
     
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    I am looking for this Book called "The Vedic Civilisation" by Anwar Shaikh Cardiff : Principality Publishers, 2003

    surprisingly the author is Pakistani and converted to hinduism and been very critical of pakistan.. Any one know where i can find this e-book or book .
     
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    I have been searching for this book.. physical or E-book form.. unable to find a source:(

    His Videos on Youtube are intresting
     
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    Linking here because this will change history.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...rfan-habib/articleshow/47303073.cms?prtpage=1

     

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