• India

  • A Captivating Guide to the History of India, the East India Company and Dutch East India Company
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of India, then pay attention...

Three captivating books in one audiobook:

  • History of India: A Captivating Guide to Ancient India, Medieval Indian History, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi, and More
  • The East India Company: A Captivating Guide to the English Company That Was Created for the Exploitation of Trade with East and Southeast Asia and India
  • The Dutch East India Company: A Captivating Guide to the First True Multinational Corporation and Its Impact on the Dutch War of Independence from Spain

Some of the chapters covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The Indus River Valley
  • Mythology of the Vedic Age
  • Aryan India and the Great Vedic Debate
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Gupta Empire
  • Babur and the Mughal Empire
  • The Taj Mahal and a Story of Love
  • East India Company Rule
  • The British Raj
  • The Caste System
  • Mohandas Gandhi
  • The Salt March and Independence
  • Wildlife, Then and Now
  • A Brief History of the Curry
  • The Space Program
  • And much, much more!

Some of the chapters covered in part two of this book include:

  • The Company’s First Century: Establishment and Growth of the EIC, Rivals, and Issues
  • Effects of the EIC: Changes in the British Society, Impact on Local People Groups, and Growth of the British Empire
  • Notable Individuals of the EIC Era
  • And much, much more!

Some of the chapters covered in part three of this book include:

  • Birth of a Corporation
  • The Company on the Rise
  • Fall of the Giant
  • Structure and Organization of the VOC
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the India, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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This is a wonderful book

This is a wonderful book, filled with detail, yet well written and engaging. Both scholarly and popular, it is just the right mix of factual information, interpretation and entertainment. I highly recommend it.

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I Liked It

The impartiality of the book ,and the lack of propoganda, which is characteristic of new age british historians, make this book enlightening

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Very Well Done

As an international business consultant I wanted to learn more about Indian history. The author's work provided a excellent scholastic view into how historical events have shaped the political, economic, and cultural demographics found today in the South-Asian region.

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Detailed Book

A detailed and modern re-writing of history. The book is very informative and includes the works of other well placed historians.

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Well researched.

Well researched. Easy, humorous writing style a welcome relief for a serious subject. Recommended to all.

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There a few minor challenges to the book, in particular its introduction to the European presence in India is weak but it eventually recovers the narrative as the British presence becomes a real factor in India.

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Outstanding

This is an outstanding general history of India and is strongly recommended. The narrative is very well written and organized, making it a very useful broad discussion of Indian history. I had read a similar general history of India 15 years ago and this book is far better written and includes much recent scholarship.

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My son is quite the history buff and really enjoys reading all history. He wanted this book to truly understand India's history. He thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Very well written

Very well written and covers so much of India's history in a succinct manner. Would recommend reading this by anyone who is interested in the history of that country.

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Impressive

The book was as it was described, and I am currently using it for one of my history courses.