In this book, scholars of India's past provide an engaging yet informed account of its cultural history. Adapted from the classic work A Cultural History of India , this illustrated edition makes the rich history of Indian art, architecture, philosophy, religion, music, and literature available to a much wider audience, including young readers. Divided into three sections, the book dwells on all the phases of India's cultural development-from the ancient times beginning with the Indus Valley Civilization to the medieval period dominated by the Muslim dynasties, and finally the advent and ultimate demise of British rule in India. Engaging and easy-to-read, it covers over 4000 years of India's past. It will captivate anybody interested in exploring and preserving the richness and diversity of India's cultural past.