The Wonder That Was India

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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. A second edition was published in 1963 and has been reprinted several times. The earlier section of the book deals with prehistory, the details of Harappan and Mohenjo-daro findings and then delves into Aryan Invasion Theory.

A second volume of the work, authored by S.A.A. Rizvi, was published in 1986. While the first volume by Basham covers the period between ancient India and the arrival of the Muslims, Rizvi's second volume covers the period between 1200 and 1700 AD.