The Wonder That Was India
|Author||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Published||1954 by Sidgwick & Jackson|
|Pages||572 (third edition, 1977)|
The Wonder That Was India: A Survey of the Culture of the Indian Sub-Continent Before the Coming of the Muslims, is a book on Indian history written by Arthur Llewellyn Basham and first published in 1954.
The book was aimed at a western audience. Basham, in the book, has attempted to correct the negative stereotypes of India created by authors like James Mill, Thomas Babington Macaulay and Vincent Arthur Smith.
Thomas Trautmann considers this book his primary influence which encouraged him to study India. The foreword of the 2005 edition by Picador was written by him. David Dean Shulman has said that the book fascinated him.
- Basham, A. L. (2004). The Wonder That was India. London: Picador. ISBN 0-330-43909-X.
- "India interpreted". The Hindu. 6 March 2005. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "Kinship and language". Frontline. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "An accomplished Indologist". The Hindu. 10 March 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
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