The Story of India
A mesmerizing portrait of the Indian subcontinent by one of Britain's finest historians
In The Story of India, Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, India gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy.
Now, as India bids to become a global economic giant, Michael sets out on an epic journey across this vibrant country to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past. The Story of India is a magical mixture of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of India - past, present and future.
Praise for The Story of India
An entertaining history of one of the world's most fascinating placesDaily Telegraph on the hardback edition
A marvellously vivid portrait of India's 10,000-year-old cultural and religious history...Gorgeously illustrated and intelligently written, this is both an erudite and entertaining historySunday Telegraph on the hardback edition
This is a beautifully illustrated cultural history, a traveller's tale and a compelling and readable guide to the rise and rise of a civilizationThe Good Book Guide on the hardback edition
Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best television documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.Times Literary Supplement