India before Europe

@inproceedings{Asher2006IndiaBE,
  title={India before Europe},
  author={Catherine B. Asher and Cynthia Talbot},
  year={2006}
}
India is a land of enormous diversity. Cross-cultural influences are everywhere in evidence, in the food people eat, the clothes they wear, and in the places they worship. This was ever the case, and at no time more so than in the India that existed from c. 1200 to 1750, before European intervention. In this thoughtfully revised and updated second edition, readers are taken on a richly illustrated journey across the political, economic, religious, and cultural landscapes of India – from the… 

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