- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Orient BlackSwan; First edition (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9788125036845
- ASIN: 8125036849
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.1 x 21.7 cm
- Customer Reviews: 1,813 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
History of Modern India Paperback – 2009
this book gives a brief description about the events happened chronologically and so easy to get the writings of the author... one should read it --Ankit Bala on 22 Feb 2015
It is the must book for all IAS aspirants. Written in very Lucid language, like a story very interesting to read. This book made history easy for student like me of engineering background. --Abhi Sinha on 07 Feb 2015
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Warning: If you are an aspirant candidate to write competitive government based exams, this is a book that could probably guide you in story framing, but not help in bulletin points.
To a reader of history, for pleasure: Mr. Chandra has done a tremendous service by extrapolating the data from noise and compiling them into a great feast for knowledge hungry historians like myself. From the 16th century till the attainment of Independence, this book gives you a brilliant overview of the occurrences (in chronological order) and stays away from passing any personal view. Thus, critical thinking is strictly advised if an opinionated dimension is what you seek to achieve.
A top class book overall.
While I cannot stress enough to say how brilliantly the book is written, however it is with dismay that I confess that the seller has mugged me with practically a duplicate copy of the original version. Which is the main reason behind the poor rating, as I'm judging the product itself (not just the content).
I can confidently assess this is the sellers fault based on 2 data points:
1) Empirical evidence of reading plenty of history books
2) Reading books previously and later published by Orient Blackswan
Amazon - Please refrain from selling books from such sellers who practically mugs the customers in broad daylight!
I am unhappy because I had ordered 3 book together to save delivery charges.Now I have to order again and pay delivery charges as the book was incomplete, for no fault of mine :(