ISBN-10: 0198829051

ISBN-13: 9780198829058

A inhabitants historical past of India presents an account of the scale and features of India's inhabitants stretching from while hunter-gatherer homo sapiens first arrived within the nation - very approximately seventy thousand years in the past - until eventually the trendy day. it's a interval within which the inhabitants grew from only a handful of individuals to arrive nearly 1.4 billion, and a time whilst the actual fact of demise had a major impression at the nature of existence. This booklet considers the
millennia that have been characterised through searching and accumulating, the Indus valley civilization, the opening-up of the Ganges river basin, and the eras of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, British colonial rule, and India considering the fact that independence.

By staring at India via a demographic lens, A inhabitants background of India: From the 1st glossy humans to the current Day addresses mortality, fertility, the dimensions of towns, styles of migration, and the multitude of famines, epidemics, invasions, wars, and different occasions that affected the inhabitants. It attracts jointly learn from archaeology, cultural experiences, economics, epidemiology, linguistics, historical past, and politics to appreciate the most likely trajectory of India's inhabitants in
comparison to the tendencies that utilized to Europe and China, and to bare a stunning and dramatic story.

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