Atlas and Survey of South Asian History
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan
Karl J. Schmidt
Atlas and Survey of South Asian History : Karl J. Schmidt : Vision Books : Book (ISBN: 817094337X)
Price: Rs. 550
ISBN13/10: / 817094337X
Published in 1999
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Based on latest research, here for the first time in many
decades is a modern, user-friendly and comprehensive historical atlas of South
Asia. It spans a period of 4,000 years — from the Harappan culture in the Indus
Valley (c. 2000
b.c.e.) to contemporary South Asia. The countries covered are
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Atlas and Survey of South Asian History contains 96
newly-drawn maps. Each map is accompanied by informative text based on current
scholarship. Karl Schmidt’s commentary is so thorough that the book can well
stand alone as an introductory survey of the Indian subcontinent.
The topics covered include:
Geography, climate and languages
Economic developments including trade and industry
Social and cultural history — religions,
education, population, urbanization, etc.
Additional help is provided by a glossary, a bibliography
and an index.
All those interested in Indian or South Asian history will
find this book both indispensable and illuminating. Absorbing, clear and
easy-to-read, it is both an exceptional reference work and an "illustrated" text
which can be read from beginning to end.
“There is little doubt that a new historical atlas of South Asia was necessary ... Karl Schmidt has filled this need.” —Marc Gilbert, North Georgia College, USA
“In the right hands, maps, like pictures, are worth thousands of words ... Karl J. Schmidt’s artfully drawn maps and lucid commentaries tell a history of South Asia that reads like moving pictures. (This book) fills an important gap ... includes recent scholarship and a rich array of non-political maps on South Asian economic, social and cultural history.” —Kevin Reilly
|Karl J. Schmidt|
Karl J. Schmidt is Assistant Professor of History at Missouri Southern State College, USA, where he teaches Asian history. He has also taught at Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College. Educated at the University of South Florida and Florida State University, USA, Dr. Schmidt, who is both a cartographer and a historian, has travelled extensively and conducted research in South Asia.
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