The Wonder That was India
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 A.L. Basham and published in 1954. The second edition of the first volume by Basham was published in 1963 and reprinted several times.
There is also a second volume of the book published in 1986, written by S.A.A. Rizvi.
While the first volume by Basham covers the period between ancient India and the arrival of the Muslims, Rizvi's second volume covers the Muslim period between 1200 and 1700 AD.
The earlier section of the first volume by Basham deals with prehistory, the details of Harappan and Mohenjo-daro findings and then delves into Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT), now controversial.
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