A Concise History of South India

Issues and Interpretations
Karashima, Noboru
Date published: 
July 2014
Paperback |c p |d

This book presents the history of South India from the earliest historical periods to the present times. It analyses all the relevant questions in the history of South India ranging from the debate on ethnicities of the earliest people and communities to megalithic cultures to the formation of states in the Sangam era. Updating the research after Nilkanta Sastri's classic A History of South India, it brings in the elements of local culture and language, economic and social history as well as research of the last four decades. Profusely illustrated with maps, and images, this will be useful and enjoyable to all the readers including students, historians, and the general public.