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Bibliography of India

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The ruins of Nalanda university, which had well-equipped libraries. The number of volumes in the Nalanda library is not known, but it is estimated to have been in the hundreds of thousands.
The court of Akbar, an illustration from a manuscript of the Akbarnama, 16th century

This is a bibliography of notable works about India.

India history books

Single volume works

Primary sources

Ancient India
  • Bibliotheca historica: Book II: The East. by Diodorus Siculus, 1st century BC, p. 35-60.
  • Ashokavadana, 2nd century CE
  • Mookerji, Radhakumud (1912). Indian Shipping: A history of the sea-borne trade and maritime activity of the Indians from the earliest times. Longmans, Green and Co., Bombay.
  • F. E. Pargiter (1922). Ancient Indian Historical Tradition. Oxford University Press, H. Milford.
  • Bannerjee, Dr. Gauranganath (1921). India as Known to the Ancient World. Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London.
Medieval India
British Raj

Secondary sources

  • Balagangadhara, S. N. (2012). Reconceptualizing India studies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Bryant, Edwin. The Quest for the origins of Vedic culture. (2001) Oxford University Press
  • Chakrabarti, Dilip K.: Colonial Indology, 1997, Munshiram Manoharlal: New Delhi.
  • Durant, W. (2011). The case for India. Mumbai: Strand Book Stall.
  • Inden, R. B. (2010). Imagining India. Bloomington, Ind: Indiana University Press.
  • Lal, B. B. (1997). The earliest civilization of South Asia: Rise, maturity, and decline. New Delhi: Aryan Books International.
  • Lal, B. B. (1998). India 1947-1997: New light on the Indus civilization. New Delhi: Aryan Books International.
  • Lal, K. S. (1980). History of the Khaljis: A.D. 1290-1320. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.
  • Vishwa Adluri, Joydeep Bagchee: The Nay Science: A History of German Indology. Oxford University Press, New York 2014, ISBN 978-0199931361
  • Richards, John F. (1995). The Mughal Empire.
  • India after Gandhi, by Ramachandra Guha, 2007.
  • Dharampal, . (2000). Indian science and technology in the eighteenth century: Some contemporary European accounts. Goa: Other India.
  • Dharampal, . (2000). The beautiful tree: Indigenous Indian education in the eighteenth century. Biblia Impex Private Limited, New Delhi 1983; reprinted by Keerthi Publishing House Pvt Ltd., Coimbatore 1995.
  • Panikkar, K. M. (1965). Asia and Western dominance. Millswood, S. Aust: Braille Writing Association of South Australia.
  • Priolkar, A.K, 1961, "The Goa Inquisition, Being a Quatercentenary Commemoration Study of the Inquisition in India", Bombay University
  • Majumdar, R. C., Raychaudhuri, H., & Datta, K. (2007). An advanced history of India. Delhi: Macmillan India.
  • Majumdar, R. C. (1970). Historiography in modern India. London: Asia Publishing House.
  • Majumdar, R. C. (1962). History of the freedom movement in India. Calcutta: K. L. Mukhopadhyay.
  • Trautmann, Thomas. 1997. Aryans and British India, University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Sen, Amartya (2005). The Argumentative Indian. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Multivolume works

Race, Caste and Tribe

Primary sources

Northern India

Central Provinces

Southern India


Secondary sources


Biographical dictionaries

Manuals and gazetteers


Early period
Early modern period
Later modern




Princely states

Primary sources

Secondary sources

Spiritual heritage


People, politics and customs

Religion, culture and arts


See also


  1. ^ Chatterjee, Rimi B. (2004). ""Every Line for India" : The Oxford University Press and the Rise and Fall of the Rulers of India Series". In Chakravorty, Swapan; Gupta, Abhijit (eds.). Print Areas: Book History in India. Orient Blackswan. pp. 65-102. ISBN 978-81-7824-082-4.
  2. ^ "Home". Being Different the Book. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Indra's Net | Rajiv Malhotra | Infinity Foundation". Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "The Battle for Sanskrit". The Battle for Sanskrit. Retrieved 2019.

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