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A population history of India : from the first modern people to the present day /

By: Dyson, Tim, M. SC [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191867484 (ebook) :.Subject(s): Economics and Finance | India -- Population -- HistoryOnline resources: Oxford scholarship online Summary: 'A Population History of India' provides an account of the size and characteristics of India's population stretching from when hunter-gatherer homo sapiens first arrived in the country - very roughly 70,000 years ago - until the modern day. It is a period during which the population grew from just a handful of people to reach almost 1.4 billion, and a time when the fact of death had a huge influence on the nature of life. This text considers the millennia that were characterized by hunting and gathering, the Indus valley civilization, the opening-up of the Ganges river basin, and the eras of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, British colonial rule, and India since independence.
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This edition previously issued in print: 2018.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

'A Population History of India' provides an account of the size and characteristics of India's population stretching from when hunter-gatherer homo sapiens first arrived in the country - very roughly 70,000 years ago - until the modern day. It is a period during which the population grew from just a handful of people to reach almost 1.4 billion, and a time when the fact of death had a huge influence on the nature of life. This text considers the millennia that were characterized by hunting and gathering, the Indus valley civilization, the opening-up of the Ganges river basin, and the eras of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, British colonial rule, and India since independence.

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