Author: S B Bhattacherje
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120720881
Students of Indian history and civilization and Indian living abroad will find this enlarged and revised till 1998 edition of encyclopaedia an aid to understanding the country's evolutionary process.
India in this chronology of events stands for the country as it is today and it was before the partition in 1947. It takes off from 1424 BC, the year widely accepted by historians as that of the Battle of Mahabharata. Until the end of the 17th century, it mostly covers historical events with reference to matters concerning religion as well as the lives of luminaries.
From the 18th century onwards, the chronology gradually embraces various aspects of the national panorama, including social reforms, law, politics, literature, education, sports, science, discoveries, inventions, industry, communications, cinema etc. These are interspersed with anecdotes to make the book more interesting.
Divided into four parts, the encyclopaedia contains:
A. a chronology of events, year wise, with cross-references to other years; B. arrangement of the events by calendar dates; C. a list of important dynasties; & D. a full index section, as well as an extra feature, 'First time in India'.