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A brief history of India up to independence (1947)

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069000
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719069000.003.0001
A brief history of India up to independence (1947)

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This chapter focuses on the history of India. It explores the roots of Indian identity and discusses how the Indian civilisation was influenced by various processes such as foreign invasions, foreign trade and cultural imperialism. This chapter suggests that these processes have forged links between Indian and other societies and explains that these links are being emphasized by both the Indian government and the media in this age of globalisation.

Keywords: India; history; Indian identity; Indian civilisation; foreign invasions; foreign trade; cultural imperialism; globalisation

Chapter.  12200 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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