Early India From the Origins to 1300AD

Mon 27 February 2017 by Thejaswi Puthraya

When one generally talks of Indian history, we immediately assume the story of Kings, wars, their golden administration and vilification of the other neighbouring kingdoms. But Romila Thapar's "Early India from the Origins to 1300AD" is a different kind of a history book.

It emphasises little on kings and stories but covers people, their lives, art and literature, administration and economy in great detail. Because of this unusual (but necessary) focus, the book can feel boring quite a few times.