Writing India's Ancient Past

  title={Writing India's Ancient Past},
  author={Krishna Mohan Shrimali},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  pages={171 - 188}
More than half a century ago, in 1954, Arthur Llewellyn (popularly known as A.L.) Basham (1914-1986), produced The Wonder that Was India. It found a wide readership from the start. No wonder it has become a classic in its field and translated into Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Sinhalese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Croat. In the Preface to the first edition of the work, Basham wrote: