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7 Best Indian History Books in Hindi – भारतीय इतिहास [2022]

आज हम 7 Best Indian History Books in Hindi में देखने वाले है। इन किताबो से आपको भारत के इतिहास के बारे में बहुत सारी जानकरी मिलाने वाली है। इसके जो लेखक है वह इतिहास की बारीकियां लोगो के सामने रखना चाहते है जिसके कारण उन्होंने इन indian history किताबो का निर्माण किया। यह किताबे विद्यार्धी से लेकर जिन्हे इतिहास पढ़ना अच्छा लगता है उन सबके लिए है। जो विद्यार्थी सिविल सेवा की तैयारी कर रहा है उनके लिए भी यह महत्वपूर्ण किताबे है।

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  • भारत का प्राचीन इतिहास
  • भारत गांधी के बाद
  • मुगल कालीन भारत
  • भारत की राज्य व्यवस्था
  • भारत एक खोज

1. भारत का प्राचीन इतिहास

लेखक: राम शरण शर्मा

यह किताब भारत प्राचीन इतिहास के बारे में पढ़ने के लिए बहुत अच्छी श्रेणी की किताब है। लेखक ने किताब को बहुत ही सरल भाषा में लिखा है यह किताब मार्केट में इंग्लिश और हिंदी दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है।

किताब के बारे में:

भारत का प्राचीन इतिहास इस किताब में कुल 33 Chapters है। यह किताब भारत के प्राचीन इतिहास का एक विस्तृत विश्लेषण बहुत ही सरल भाषा में करती है। धर्म और संप्रदायों की निर्मिती, साम्राज्य के स्थान और पतन के बारे में इसमें बताया गया है। लेखक ने बौद्ध और जैन धर्म के शुरुआत एवं प्रसार के बारे में विस्तृत विश्लेषण किया है।

प्राचीन भारत के काल में सभ्यताओं के उदय और उनकी स्तिथियो का विस्तृत जानकारी लेखक ने पुस्तक में दी है। ऐतिहासिक तौर पर यह नवपाषाण युग, ताम्र युग और वैदिक काल के साथ-साथ हड़प्पा संस्कृति की विशेषताओं को प्रमाणों के साथ प्रस्तुत किया है।

लेखक ने इस पुस्तक में मगध और क्षेत्रीय शासकों के उदय से लेकर मौर्य साम्राज्य सतवाहन गुप्ता और हर्षवर्धन के शासनकाल के विविध कलाशेत्र राजकारण के बारे में चर्चा की है।

यह किताब भारत से लेकर मध्ययुगीन भारत की पूरी प्रक्रिया विस्तृत करती है। लेखक ने वर्ण, व्यवस्था, नगरीकरण, वाणिज्य और व्यापार के साथ विज्ञान, सांस्कृतिक स्थिति इन जैसे मुद्दों पर चर्चा की है। इतिहास में रुचि रखने वाले शिक्षकों, पाठकों के लिए यह किताब महत्वपूर्ण है।

2. भारत गांधी के बाद

लेखक: रामचंद्र गुहा

भारत गांधी के बाद यह किताब को बहुत सारे Awards मिले हैं। द इकोनॉमिस्ट, वॉल स्ट्रीट, जनरल वॉशिंटन, टाइम आउट और आउटलुक में इसे बुक ऑफ ईयर के Award से नवाजा है।

इस किताब में मुख्य रूप में आजादी के बाद की भारत में हर गतिविधियों के और इतिहास के बारे में लिखा गया है। किताब के आरंभ के chapters में भारत का विभाजन और आजादी इस topic से शुरू होता है। इसके Chapters में हिंदू, मुस्लिम, दलित, शरणार्थी संविधान निर्माण, विभाजन इसके बारे में विश्लेषण किया है।

यह पुस्तक तीन भागों में विभाजित किया है।

पहले भाग में-

  • आजादी व राष्ट्रपिता की हत्या
  • विभाजन का तर्क
  • टोकरी में सेब
  • एक रक्तरंजित हसीन वादी
  • शरणार्थी समस्या और गणराज्य
  • एक नार भारत की परिकल्पना

दूसरे भाग में –

  • इतिहास का सबसे बड़ा दाव
  • राष्ट्र व विश्व
  • देश का पुनर्गठन
  • प्रकृति पर विजय
  • कानून व इसके निर्माता
  • कश्मीर की रक्षा
  • आदिवासी समस्या

तीसरे भाग में-

  • दक्षिण से चुनौती
  • पराजय का अनुभव
  • शांति का प्रयास
  • अल्पसंख्यक व दलित

सबसे बड़ी बात यह है की इस किताब में चित्रों का भी प्रयोग किया है। आजादी के बाद की इतिहास की जानकारी लेने के लिए यह किताब बहुत अच्छी हैं। जो पाठक इतिहास में रुचि रखते हैं उन्हें यह बुक अवश्य पढ़नी चाहिए।

इसे ख़रीदे:

3. मुगल कालीन भारत

लेखक: आशीर्वादीलाल श्रीवास्तव

मुगल कालीन भारत यह किताब बाबर के भारत के इतिहास से संबंधित है। बाबर ने जब काबुल की विजय हासिल की उसके बाद उसका भारत से संपर्क हो गया था। भाग ‘अ’ में पूरे बाबरनामा का अनुवाद प्रस्तुत किया है। भाग ‘ब’ में बाबर के व्यक्तिमत्व के बारे में बताया है। भाग ‘ब’ के अनुवाद में ‘नफायसुल मअसीर’ ‘अकबरनामा’तथा तबकाते अकबरी के बाबर के संबंधित अनुवाद प्रस्तुत किया है।

इस किताब में मुख्य साहित्यिक स्त्रोत ग्रंथ और उसका महत्व, मुगल अफगान संघर्ष और मुगल साम्राज्य की स्थापना के बारे में विस्तृत विवरण किया है।

इसवी सन १५२६-१५३० के दौरान बाबर का राज भारत में था। उसके बाद इसवी सन १५३०-१५५६ मे हिमायू ने राज किया। उस दौरान हुई राजनीतिक लड़ाई के बारे में लेखक ने chapter 2 और 3 में ही लिखा है।

मुगल साम्राज्य के विघटन और पतन के कारणों को लिखित में विस्तृत ब्योरा दिया है। इस किताब में शेरशाह सुर और उसके उत्तराधिकारी जिन्होंने मुगल साम्राज्य का विस्तार किया उसके बारे में बड़े ही रोमांचक ढंग से लिखा गया है। औरंगजेब, जहांगीर, अकबर जैसे मुगल बादशाहों के बारे में Chapter 5 से 8 में पढ़ने को मिलता है।

18 वीं सदी के मुख्य राज्यों और मराठा ने किया गया स्वतंत्र संग्राम उसके बारे में किताब के अंतिम Chapter में वर्णन किया गया है। मराठा के आने के बाद मुगलों का शासन व्यवस्था में हुआ विघटन और निवेश के बारे में बहुत ही रोचक स्वरूप से वर्णन किया है। अंत में मुगल साम्राज्य की सफलता और असफलता के बारे में जानकारी है।

4. भारत की राज्य व्यवस्था

लेखक: एम.लक्ष्मीकांत

भारत की राज्य व्यवस्था यह किताब सिविल सेवा की तैयारी करने वाले विद्यार्थी और अन्य राज्यों की परीक्षा के विद्यार्थियों द्वारा पढ़ी जाने वाली किताब है। इस किताब में लेखक जी ने यूपीएससी और सभी State USC के Syallabus के अनुसार Chapters को तैयार किया है। इस किताब में पर्याप्त मात्रा में परीक्षा को मध्य नजर रखते हुए अभ्यास के प्रश्नों को Include किया है।

हर चैप्टर के शुरुआत में कुछ चैप्टर के बारे में जानकारी पहले ही दी है। इस किताब की भाषा सरल और व्यवहारिक है। इस किताब में ओर ६ नए अध्याय शामिल किए हैं।

वह इस प्रकार:-

  • वस्तु एवं सेवा कर परिषद
  • राष्ट्रीय पिछड़ा वर्ग आयोग
  • राष्ट्रीय अन्वेषण अभिकरण
  • राष्ट्रीय आपदा प्रबंधन
  • क्षेत्रीय दलों की कार्यप्रणाली
  • साझा/ गठबंधन सरकार

इस किताब के सकारात्मक मुद्दे:

  • 80 अध्याय एवं 16 परिशिष्टों को समाविष्ट करते हुए भारतीय राजव्यवस्था एवं संविधानिक क्रिया कल्पना का पूर्ण विवेचन
  • परीक्षा के अध्ययन पाठ्यक्रम के अनुसार अध्याय का पूर्ण व्यवस्थापन
  • सिविल सेवा विधि राजनीतिक विज्ञान तथा लोक प्रशासन के विद्यार्थियों हेतु बहुत अच्छी किताब
  • 6 नए अध्याय

5. भारत की खोज

लेखक: पंडित नेहरू

भारत की खोज एक प्रसिद्ध किताब है जो कि पंडित नेहरू जी ने लिखी है। पंडित नेहरू जी ने यह किताब जेल में अप्रैल सितंबर १९४४ मैं लिखी थी। प्रारंभ यह किताब अंग्रेजी में था उसके बाद इसका अनुवाद हिंदी में किया गया।

पंडित नेहरू जी ने यह किताब अपने 5 महीनों के कारावास के दौरान दिखाया लिखा था। इस किताब में भारतीय स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन के दौरान का विवरण किया है। सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता से लेकर भारत के आजादी के लिए किए गए संघर्ष, आंदोलन की जानकारी किताब में देखने को मिलती है।

इस पुस्तक पर एक धारावाहिक भी आई थी जो कि दूरदर्शन चैनल पर Broadcast की थी।

लेखक: विश्वास पाटिल

पानीपत यह मराठी किताब है जिसे लेखक विश्वास पाटिल ने लिखा है जिसके बाद इसका अनुवाद हिंदी के साथ-साथ अन्य भाषाओं में किया गया है।

पानीपत भारत में हुए सबसे बड़े युद्ध में से एक है। सन १७६१ में हुआ पानीपत का तीसरा युद्ध लेखकों का बड़ा ही पसंदीदा और कुतूहल का विषय है। भारतीय साहित्य का एक ऐतिहासिक महत्व पानीपत की यह किताब है। पानीपत में कुल 3 महत्वपूर्ण युद्ध हुए थे।यह युद्ध मराठा और मुगलों के बीच हुआ था। इस युद्ध को मुगलों और मराठों में हुआ पहिला बहुत बड़ा युद्ध कहा जाता है।

मराठों के पेशवा नाना साहेब जी ने उनके भाई की बहुत बड़ी सेना टुकड़ी को उत्तर भारत की ओर भेजा था। उन्होंने सैनिक की एक विशाल टुकड़ी उत्तर भारत में अपना शासन प्रस्तावित करने के लिए भेजी थी। उन्होंने पूरे भारत पर कब्जा करना शुरू किया।

मराठों को काबू करने के लिए मोहसिन और नाजिम खान ने अफगानिस्तान के बादशाह को बुला लिया तब जो युद्ध पानीपत में हुआ उसी के बारे में यह किताब है। लेखक जी ने बड़े ही रोचक ढंग से ऐतिहासिक शब्दों का इस्तेमाल करते हैं इतिहास का वर्णन किया है।

इस किताब की प्रसिद्धि के कारण लेखक विश्वास पाटील प्रसिद्धी के शिखर पर पहुंचे थे। पानीपत में हुए सभी घटनाओं का विस्तृत वर्णन इस किताब में आपको देखने को मिलता है।

7. राजतरंगिणी

लेखक: कल्हण 

यह एक संस्कृत ग्रंथ है। इसकी रचना ११४८-११५० के बीच हुई है। कश्मीर में इतिहास पर आधारित यह ग्रंथ है। इस किताब में लेखक जी ने ऐतिहासिक घटनाओं के बारे में क्रमश इतिहास लिखने की कोशिश की है। ११५१ आरंभ तक के कश्मीर के प्रत्येक शासकों के बारे में तब हुए घटनाओं के बारे में विस्तृत विवरण ग्रंथ में मिलता है।

प्रारंभ के गदयो में यद्यपि पुराणों के ढंग का विवरण मिलता है। राजतरंगिणी ग्रंथों में कुल 8 तरंग और 8000 श्लोक हैं। प्राचीन कश्मीर के इतिहास के बारे में पहले तीन तरंग में मिलती है। काकोर्ट वंश के बारे में 4 से लेकर 6 तरंग में मिलता है।

लोहार वंश और इतिहास का वर्णन सातवीं और आठवीं तरंग में है। राजा महाराजाओं का गुण दोष का उल्लेख लेखक जी ने बिना कोई पक्षपात से लिखा है। कल्हण जी ने इस ग्रंथ का निर्माण ईसवी सन ११४७ से ११४९ के बीच किया था।

लेखक के समय में कश्मीर बहुत सारी उत्तल पुथल राजनीतिक अस्थिरता से गुजर रहा था तब का इतिहास लेखक जी ने ऐतिहासिक ढंग से ग्रंथ में प्रस्तुत किया है।

राजतरंगिणी यह ग्रंथ ऐतिहासिक महाकाव्य का मुकुटमणि कहा जा सकता है। कल्हण जी एक कश्मीरी कवि भी थे। राजा हर्ष के उत्थान और पतन का विशाल विवरण इस ग्रंथ में मिलता है वह अध्याय भारत के इतिहास का महत्वपूर्ण इतिहास माना गया है।

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यह किताबे भारत के इतिहास का एक महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा है जिसे लेखकों ने बड़े सरलतासे आपके सामने पेश किया है। आज आपने 7 Best Indian History Books in Hindi में देखे। मुझे उम्मीद है की आप इन्हे जरूर खरीदकर पढ़ना चाहेंगे लेकिन अगर आपको इसे खरीदने में दिक़्क़त आती है या किसी प्रकार का सवाल आपके मन में है तो आप हमसे पूछ सकते है।

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Ans. अगर आप Best History books पढ़ना चाहते है तो इस आर्टिकल में आपको ऐसे ७ बेस्ट History की किताबे हिंदी में मिलेगी जिन्हे आप पढ़ सकते है।

Q. Best book for Ancient history in Hindi

Ans. अगर आप Ancient history books पढ़ने के शौकीन है या ऐसी किताबे पढ़ना चाहते है तो आप इस आर्टिकल को जरूर पढ़े।

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Ranging from early literary masters to contemporary greats, the selection represents the finest in Hindi Literature from regional writers.

Published: 13th December 2020 05:00 AM   |   Last Updated: 12th December 2020 06:16 PM   |   A+ A  A-

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After the Independence was announced, a mass migrants exodus was witnessed. (File Photo | EPS)

The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told, selected and translated by Poonam Saxena, definitively makes good on its boast. This collection is a labour of love from Saxena, who confesses herself to be a devourer of Hindi Literature.

Regional writers, barring a few who have enjoyed universal acclaim, have long been denied their fair share of appreciation, admiration and popularity. It is a crying shame, because there is a treasure trove of blinding talent, lurking in the nooks and crannies of the artistic world, waiting to be discovered.

The stories themselves, lovingly gathered and narrated, are a treat for readers who are unfamiliar with the bountiful treasures of Hindi Literature. Saxena has selected 25 stories featuring the best work from an earlier time as well as modern talents. The stories from the 'Nayi Kahani movement', which occurred in post-Independent India and mirrored a variety of social ills, are particularly harrowing and thought-provoking.

Chandradhar Sharma Guleri's 'She Had Said So' written over a 100 years ago is a timeless tale of selflessness and sacrifice. Set during World War I, it is about Indian soldiers carted off to die, yearning for home, hearth and delicious mangoes while fighting a war on the bidding of their white conquerors.

Stories set in the aftermath of the Partition, communal riots, and war chronicling dark and bloody chapters in the history of India and Pakistan such as 'The Times Have Changed' by Krishna Sobti, 'Lord of the Rubble' by Mohan Rakesh - which made me bawl uncontrollably when old Ghani mian  returns to the home he built which has been reduced to ashes along with the rest of his family - and 'War' by Shaani capture the horror and pathos of those terrifying times.

They fill the reader with remorse for the hatred and intolerance that was and is reflective of the sundered bonds between children of what was once the same land. Poverty and caste discrimination is a recurrent theme in some of the stories which seek to highlight the widening chasms between the privileged and unfortunates which leaves one with a bitter taste in the mouth and a stricken conscience.

Premchand's 'The Thakur's Well' is a hard-hitting tale of poor Gangi who is willing to risk life and limb to slake her husband's thirst but will have nothing to show for her bravery simply because society will never let her rise above her status as a low caste member.

Women's exploitation as well as the untold hardships they are forced to endure are beautifully portrayed in stories like the chilling 'Where Lakshmi is Held Captive' by Rajendra Yadav.

It is one of those stories that you will not forget or forgive in a hurry, given the scale of injustice wreaked by a miserly old man on his own daughter and Agyeya's 'Gangrene', a tale about the tortuous monotony of domestic chores that drain a woman of her vitality. Krishna Baldev Vaid's 'Escape', Yashpal's 'Phoolo's Kurta' and 'The Human Measure' explore the same trope with a touch of macabre humour.

The social evil that is ageism is also highlighted in gripping yarns like Bhisham Sahni's 'A Feast for the Boss', where a son wonders what to do with his decrepit old mum when his white boss visits, and Usha Priyamvada's 'The Homecoming' where Gajadhar Babu realises that his family has little use for him on retirement.

Asghar Wajahat's 'The Spirits of Shah Alam Camp' and Uday Prakash's 'Tirich' deserve special mention too, though both are going to haunt my nightmares simply for being undeniably brilliant. In fact, every single story in this lovely collection is replete with merit, making for some very enjoyable reading and truly delicious experiences.

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अगर आप कोई ऐसी वेबसाइट खोलने की सोच रहे हैं जो किताबों पर आधारित है या किसी भी freelancer वेबसाइट पर book reviewer बनना चाहते हैं तो यह वेबसाइट आपके लिए ही है । आप इस पोस्ट में विस्तारपूर्वक जानेंगे कि how to write book review in Hindi यानि कि हिंदी में पुस्तक समीक्षा कैसे करें ? इस पोस्ट के माध्यम से आप आसानी से किसी भी book का review Hindi में कर सकते हैं ।

प्राचीन समय से ही किताबों की महत्ता विश्व समाज में सर्वोपरि रही है । पहले लोग किताबों के बारे में लोगों से सुन सुन कर , फिर किताब को पढ़ते थे । परन्तु , आज के digital दुनिया में लोग इंटरनेट पर किताबों के reviews खोजते हैं । इसके अलावा कई ऐसे publishers हैं जो अपनी किताब का review कराते हैं ताकि उन्हें सही मूल्यांकन का पता चल सकें । यह freelancing के अंतर्गत आता है ।

ऐसे में अगर आप किसी भी वजह या profession के लिए पुस्तक समीक्षा सीखना चाहते हैं तो how to write book review in Hindi का यह पोस्ट आपके लिए बहुत ही ज्यादा हेल्पफुल रहेगा । इसलिए इसे अंत तक पढ़ें और अगर आपको यह हेल्पफुल लगे तो शेयर जरुर करें । तो चलिए जानते हैं book review format in Hindi –

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Book review एक पुस्तक का विश्लेषण है जिसमें इसके विषय, खूबियां, कमियां और संदर्भ शामिल हैं । इसमें किताब का संक्षिप्त सारांश, लेखक के पृष्ठभूमि की जानकारी, किताब का विषय और कंटेंट का evaluation किया जाता है ।

अपने विद्यार्थी दौर में आपने अपने हिंदी / इंगलिश शिक्षक से बुक रिव्यू करने का होमवर्क अवश्य पाया होगा या पा रहे होंगे । तो ऐसे में आप किताब के बारे में क्या राय रखते हैं या आपको किताब कैसी लगी , यही नहीं लिख सकते । सही मायनों में पुस्तक समीक्षा यह नहीं है । पुस्तक समीक्षा करते वक्त आपको निम्नलिखित बातों का ध्यान रखना चाहिए –

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अगर आप ऊपर दिए इन 4 बिंदुओं को ध्यान में रखकर book review in Hindi करते हैं तो वह सही मायनों में पुस्तक समीक्षा होगी । आगे आप इस how to write book review in Hindi पोस्ट में उदाहरण के माध्यम से भी जानेंगे कि पुस्तक समीक्षा कैसे करें ?

How to write book review in Hindi

चलिए आपके प्रश्न book review kaise kare का उत्तर देते हैं । इसके पहले आप यह instagram infographic देख सकते हैं जिससे कि आपको इस पोस्ट के बारे में संक्षेप में idea हो जाएगा ।

अगर आप सच में एक expert book reviewer बनना चाहते हैं तो आपको सबसे पहले ढेर सारी किताबें पढ़ना चाहिए । आप किसी भी भाषा की किताबें पढ़कर काफी कुछ सीख सकते हैं इसलिए सबसे पहले पढ़ें ।

How to write book review in Hindi के लिए यह helpful infographic –

How to write book review in Hindi

1. किताब की short summary लिखें

किसी भी किताब की समीक्षा करते समय , शुरुआत में उसकी short summary अवश्य लिखें । इससे लेखकों को उस किताब के content के बारे में थोड़ा idea हो जाता है कि वे किताब में क्या पढ़ेंगे । परन्तु , ध्यान रखें कि आपको इस summary में अपने reviews चाहे वो positive हों या negative , नहीं लिखना है । इसके साथ ही इस short summary में spoilers लिखने से बचें ।

अगर आप किताब के असली climax और अंत को शुरुआत में ही उजागर कर देंगे , तो readers के गुस्से का सामना आपको करना पड़ सकता है । इसलिए पाठकों के किताब पढ़ने के मज़े को बिल्कुल भी खराब न करें । इसके अलावा एक expert book reviewer की तरह किताब की समीक्षा करें ।

2. किताब के plus points को बताएं

book review in Hindi को लिखने के लिए short summary से शुरुआत करें । इसके बाद आपको बुक के बारे में short introduction देते हुए plus points बताना है । यह हमेशा ध्यान रखें कि समीक्षा के शुरुआत में कभी भी negative points को लिखने से बचें । किताब की अच्छाइयों को बताते हुए आप इन बिंदुओं का उत्तर दे सकते हैं –

  • किताब में आपका सबसे पसंदीदा किरदार कौन था ?
  • क्या किताब के सभी किरदार जीवंत ( real ) लग रहे थे ?
  • क्या कोई पुस्तक पढ़ते समय आगे की कहानी को guess कर सकता है ?
  • क्या आपको कहानी बांधे रखती है ?
  • किताब में कौनसा भाग आपको सबसे अच्छा लगा ?
  • क्या किताब ने आपकी भावनाओं से खेलने की कोशिश की ? जैसे हसना , रोना या दुखी होना इत्यादि ।
  • आपको कौनसा dialogue सबसे रोचक लगा ?

3. किताब के negative points को लिखें

किताब के Good points को लिखने के बाद आपको उन points को लिखना चाहिए , जो आपको किताब के बारे में अच्छा न लगा हो । इसमें आप सभी negative points को लिख सकते हैं । Book review करते समय हमेशा critical रहें और ईमानदारी दिखाएं । आपकी किताब समीक्षा किसी भी पुस्तक के sales को घटा या बढ़ा सकती है इसलिए plz be honest !

Negative points को लिखते समय भी आप निम्न बिंदुओं पर गौर करें –

  • क्या कहानी का main character पाठकों को entertain कर पाएगा या वह अपनी भूमिका सही से निभा पाया ?
  • क्या आपको कहानी का अंत उबाऊपन लगा ? अगर हां तो क्यों ?
  • क्या यह किताब / कहानी अपने main theme या topic से न्याय कर पाई ?

इन बिंदुओं को आप विस्तार से अपने किताब के नकारात्मक समीक्षा वाले भाग में लिख सकते हैं । इस तरह आप आसानी से और बेहतरीन तरीके से किताब के नकारात्मक पक्ष को भी पाठकों के समक्ष रख सकते हैं ।

4. अपने समीक्षा को round up करें

जिस तरह से आपने पूरी कहानी या किताब के कंटेंट को शुरुआत में summarise किया था ठीक उसी तरह आपको अपने book reviews को भी round up करना है । इसमें आप overall experience के बारे में बात करते हुए book recommendation भी कर सकते हैं । उदाहरण के तौर पर – यह किताब किसे पसंद आएगी ? क्या यह teenage बच्चो के पढ़ने लायक है ?

इसकेे अलावा आप ऐसी ही किसी अन्य किताब से compare भी कर सकते हैं । पर ध्यान रखें कि आप जिस भी अन्य किताब से compare करें , कम ही लिखें । ऐसा न लगे कि आप साथ ही किसी अन्य किताब की भी marketing कर रहे हों ।

5. किताब को rate करें

अगर आप जिस भी किताब का book review कर रहे हैं , उसका rating भी कर दें तो यह bonus point साबित होगा और आपके रीडर्स भी यह decide कर सकेंगे कि उन्हें यह पुस्तक पढ़नी है या नहीं । आप चाहें तो किताब के overall experience को 5 या 10 में से star दे सकते हैं ।

इस तरह आप समझ गए होंगे कि पुस्तक समीक्षा कैसे लिखें । पुस्तक समीक्षा को लिखने के लिए यह जरूरी 5 बिंदुओं को ध्यान में अवश्य रखें और बुक रिव्यू लिखना शुरू करें ।

How to write book review in Hindi – Examples

अगर आप How to write book review in Hindi का एक बेहतरीन Example तलाश रहे हैं , तो Femina वेबसाइट पर छपे Animal farm Hindi book review की पुस्तक समीक्षा को पढ़ सकते हैं । इसे पढ़कर आप सही मायने में किसी पुस्तक की समीक्षा कर सकते हैं ।

इसके अलावा भी अगर आप विद्यार्थी हैं तो learncbse पर इस पोस्ट को पढ़ सकते हैं जिसमें ढेरों पुस्तक समीक्षाएं मौजूद है । इसे आप पढ़कर अपने स्कूली परीक्षाओं में लिख भी सकते हैं ।

पुस्तक समीक्षा के लिए क्या Qualification हैं ?

पुस्तक समीक्षा करने के लिए कोई specific qualification की जरूरत तो नहीं है , फिर भी अगर आप एक expert book reviewer बनना चाहते हैं तो हिंदी / इंगलिश विषय में स्नातक या स्नातकोत्तर तक की पढ़ाई कर सकते हैं । इससे आपकी हिंदी या अंग्रेजी भाषा पर काफी अच्छी पकड़ हो जाएगी , जो आपको पुस्तक समीक्षा में काफी मदद करेगा ।

इसके अलावा भी आप पुस्तक समीक्षा लिखने से पहले इन बिंदुओं पर ध्यान दें –

  • ज्यादा से ज्यादा किताबों को पढ़ें
  • किताबों का मुफ्त में रिव्यू करना शुरू करें
  • ऊपर बताए गए guidelines को ध्यान में रखकर ही book review करें
  • Book review करते समय ईमानदारी दिखाएं और हमेशा रीडर्स की भलाई के बारे में सोचें
  • अपनी इंटरनेट पर online presence बनाएं और सभी बुक रिव्यूज को अपने ब्लॉग पर रखें
  • किसी खास genre की पुस्तक समीक्षा करने के लिए specialist बनें
  • अपने सबसे बेहतरीन समीक्षाओं को इकट्ठा करें और जरूरत पड़ने पर clients को दिखाएं
  • किसी बेहतरीन book community का हिस्सा जरूर बनें
  • किसी भी बुक लॉन्च के एक महीने पहले से ही उस पुस्तक की समीक्षा की तैयारी करें

अगर आप ऊपर बताए गए सभी बिंदुओं पर ध्यान देकर book review in Hindi करते हैं तो आप आसानी से इस फील्ड में expert बन सकते हैं ।

Book review करने के लिए websites

अगर आप पुस्तक समीक्षा करने के लिए तैयार और eligible हैं तो आप content writing के अंतर्गत नीचे दिए वेबसाइट्स पर आने लिए जॉब ढूंढ सकते हैं ।

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How to write book review in Hindi – Conclusion

अगर आप किसी भी पुस्तक की समीक्षा लिखना चाहते हैं या कर रहे हैं तो यह पोस्ट आपके लिए काफी लाभदायक साबित होगा । इसे आप पूरा पढ़ें और पोस्ट में लिखें बिंदुओं को पुस्तक समीक्षा करते समय अवश्य ध्यान में रखें । How to write book reviews in Hindi का यह पोस्ट अगर आपको पसंद आया हो तो शेयर अवश्य करें ताकि अन्य लोगों को भी फायदा हो ।

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इसके साथ ही आप पोस्ट के बारे में नीचे कॉमेंट कर सकते हैं । हम इस वेबसाइट पर पुस्तक समीक्षा भी करते हैं , तो आपको किस पुस्तक की समीक्षा चाहिए उसे भी कमेंट के जरिए अवश्य बताएं ।

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Best Hindi History Reference Books For UPSC

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Union Public Service Commission (USPC) is India's main regulating organisation, which conducts civil services, one of the most competitive and prestigious tests.

UPSC also holds several competitive tests to fill various government civil service positions. It is in charge of organising examinations for positions such as IAS, IPS, IRS, and IFS.

 Indian civil service tests started after the Montagu Chelmsford reforms. On October 1, 1926, India's Public Service Commission was established.

Sir Ross Barker of the UK Home Civil Service was the inaugural Chairman. The "Federal Public Service Commission," which held examinations, was then renamed the "Union Public Service Commission" on January 26, 1950. (UPSC). UPSC was founded to administer government job examinations. In cooperation with each State Government, the Central Government determines each year's Promotion Quota openings and makes the final appointments.

Do you know which are the best history books for UPSC in Hindi? If not, then read this article till the end to know all Best History Books for UPSC in Hindi.

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List of 11 Best History Books for UPSC in Hindi (2022)- UPDATED

Examination pattern of the upsc examination.

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is divided into two parts: UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains. The prelims examination consists of objective-type questions, whereas the final examination requires descriptive and essay-type responseTs. 

UPSC Prelims: In paper I, every question is worth two marks each. Therefore, the total number of marks for the question paper is 200.

 The Civil Service Aptitude Test assigns a value of 2.5 points to every question. Therefore, the total number of marks for the question paper is 200.

 Additionally, 0.33 points will be deducted from the student's total score for each incorrect response, which means that 0.66 points will be subtracted from paper I and 0.83 points from paper II.

When a candidate provides more than one solution to a question, all of those answers will be disregarded, even if one of them is correct.

To participate in the main examination, candidates need to achieve a score of at least 33 percent on Paper II and pass the qualifying marks for Paper I. 

UPSC Mains:  The mains examination for the UPSC CSE is a paper-based test.

 The Mains examination consists of a total of nine separate papers. The time limit for each examination is three hours, and blind students receive an additional half-hour.

 The other papers are each worth 250 marks, except for papers A and B, which have a total of 300 marks.

 The major examination consists of two parts: the qualifying portion and the section that determines whether or not you are evaluated for merit.

 In addition, to move on to the interview stage, it is necessary to participate in all of the examinations. Here, questions are subjective.

Books for UPSC History Section

  • Prarambhik Bharat Ka Parichay

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It reviews ancient Indian history from the prehistoricera to the seventh century. one of the most prudential ancient history book for upsc in hindi.

 It discusses ancient India's governance, economy, society, religion, philosophy, science and technology, and the contributions of ancient India to these subjects.

  Prachin Bharat (Ancient India), previously published by NCERT , is revised, updated, and upgraded in this book.

 The book has been updated to meet the needs of university and college students.

  • Author : Ram Sharan Sharma
  • Publication House : Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd
  • Pages : 384

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  • Madhyakaleen Bharat – Rajniti, Samaj Aur Sanskriti 

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  Madhyakaleen Bharat (in Hindi) is a book about Medieval India's history.

It spans the years from the seventh through the seventeenth centuries.

 Most publications on medieval Indian history began around 1206, the year of the Turkish invasion and the establishment of Turkish control in areas of northern India.

 The present book, Madhyakaleen Bharat , deviates from this trend by beginning considerably earlier, in the eighth century.

  • Author : Satish Chandra
  • Publication House : HMKN; 40th edition (1 January 2015)
  • Pages : 590 pages

  • Bharat Ka Rashtria Aandolan

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 This book covers India’s independence movements and struggles, regardless of their size and influence.

 Although the means and ideals of these campaigns differed, they all shared a common aim of independence.

 This book includes oral and written narratives from all around the United States, making it historically rich and diverse.

 The book chronicles the growth of India's freedom struggle in great detail, leaving no detail unexplored.

  • Author : Bipan Chandra
  • Publication House : Anamika Publishers; 1st edition (1 January 2009)
  • Pages : 300

Adhunik Bharat Ka Itihas OR Spectrum

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The current edition includes chapters on European arrival in India and the development of British control in India and supplementary information in other chapters.

 There are also chapters regarding the challenges a newly independent nation faces after a devastating division.

The Nehruvian era is also briefly covered.

  • Author : Rajiv Ahir
  • Publication House : Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd. (1 January 2019)
  • Pages : 832

Bharatiya Kala, Sanskriti Evam Virasat: Civil Sewa Pariksha Hetu 

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 This book opens with a lengthy examination of different themes, such as India's history and culture.

 It examines the origins of Indian culture before delving into its numerous aspects .

 India is a varied country with a population that is more diverse than similar.

Keeping the constant subject of diversification in mind, applicants should learn about all of India's regional cultures.

  • Author : Meenakshi Kant
  • Publication House : Access Publishing; 1st edition (15 April 2015)
  • Pages : 600 pages

Bharat: Gandhi Ke Baad 

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 The book is the Hindi translation of India After Gandhi.

 This book chronicles the significant events and developments after India gained independence from British rule in 1947.

Most history textbooks on India describe events from prehistoric times until the country earned freedom from foreign dominion.

However, this one brings the reader into the hidden truth of modern times.

This was the era when the foundations of Indian democracy were laid, and the fledgling nation was subjected to several cruel attacks based on religion, caste, class, and language.

  • Author :  Ram Chandra Guha
  • Publication House : Penguin India; New edition (24 May 2012)
  • Pages : 525 

Samkaleen Vishwa Ka Itihas 1890 – 2008 

book review history in hindi

From the beginning of the last decade of the nineteenth century until the beginning of the First Globe War in 1914, Europe was the dominant power in the world.

However, the beginning of European dominance's decline was already starting to show itself.

These two countries had evolved to become major powers, particularly outside of Europe, Japan, and the United States.

  • Author : Arjun Devx
  • Publication House : Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd.; 2011th edition (1 January 2009)
  • Pages : 294 pages

Bhartiya Itihas Ke Kuch Vishay Bhag-I (Class 12)

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Colonialism, archives, The Revolt of 1857 and its Representations, and colonial cities are covered in the book's several chapters, one of the most prudential history ncert books for upsc in hindi.

 In addition to the literature regarding the Civil Disobedience Movement , it also includes material concerning Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement that he was the founder of.

 The textbook provides a comprehensive discussion of various topics, including the India-Pakistan partition.

  • Author :  NCERT
  • Publication House : National Council of Education Research and Training (1 January 2015)
  • Pages : 114 pages

Bhartiya Itihas Ke Kuch Vishay Bhag-II (Class 12) -

book review history in hindi

NCERT's Bhartiya Itihas Ke Kuchh Vishay (part 2 ) is a History (Itihas) textbook for class 12.

 It was created by the CBSE Board course of study and is thus used in schools to prepare students for the CBSE Board examination.

 This book is for students in class XII who are studying in Hindi medium and have humanities/arts as a stream.

 It is suggested that you purchase all of the parts of this series. This is the second part of the textbook.

  • Pages : 256 pages

Bhartiya Itihas Ke Kuch Vishay Bhag-III (Class 12) -

book review history in hindi

 It examines the origins of Indian culture before delving into its numerous aspects.

 Keeping the constant subject of diversification in mind , applicants should learn about all of India's regional cultures.

  • Pages : 435 Pages

Vishwa Itihas Ke Kuch Vishay (Class 11) 

book review history in hindi

'Vishwa Itihas Ke Kuch Vishay' is a Hindi-medium history textbook for Class XI students chosen from the Humanities/Arts stream. 

It is required in schools because CBSE Boards' rules issue it.

 All of the books are entirely original and follow the NCERT 2021 syllabus. It's recommended as the best world history book for upsc in hindi.

  • Author : NCERT
  • Publication House : National Council of Education Research and Training (1 January 2016)
  • Pages : 257 pages

Preparation Strategy for the UPSC History Section

Since a substantial portion of the subject overlaps between the Prelims and Mains, it is best to cover the UPSC history syllabus in its entirety.

 The following technique for preparing a history subject can be helpful:

Tips related to Book Selection for Preparation

Reading one essential book is always necessary to have a clear and good understanding of the subject.  The authentic notes on that subject can then be found in specialised books provided by coaching institutes or other book publishers.

 It takes a significant amount of time and effort to locate the specified study material for reading purposes. It is important to remember that studying for the Civil Service examination necessitates 'purposeful reading.

' To anticipate potential questions requires reading with a laser-like focus on the presented topic. Bullet points for their likely response are being prepared at the same time.

The Union Public Service Commission (USPC) is India's primary regulating agency for civil services, a highly competitive and well-known examination.

 UPSC also conducts tests to fill openings in the civil service. It organises examinations for the IAS, IPS, IRS, and IFS. To create a solid historical foundation, read NCERTs from Classes 8 to 12.

 One can get an idea of the questions in the UPSC examination by looking at the questions from previous years. It aids in the fine-tuning and improvement of your preparation strategy. You can also conduct a data search to find answers. Syllabus-by-syllabus To sum up, this was all about Indian history books in Hindi for UPSC. I hope the information was worth reading and all your queries got cleared with the relevant information provided in the article. For any more queries regarding Indian history books in Hindi for civil services, you can reply to us with a question in the comment box. We would get back to you with an answer to your query.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) 

Q1 - what is the history syllabus for upsc.

The history syllabus of the UPSC examination includes ancient, medieval, and modern Indian history.

Q2 - When is the Examination Notice issued?

The examination notice is usually issued in February/March every year.

Q3 - Is NCERT enough for the history syllabus for UPSC?

Yes, a thorough understanding of the historical events covered in NCERT textbooks is enough to clear the history section of UPSC.

Q4 - What is the best book to cover the history syllabus for UPSC?

No one best book can be used to cover the entire history syllabus for the examination. A collection of books mentioned in the article would help in covering the entire set of events that are relevant to the examination.

Here is the Best History Books for UPSC in Hindi:

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As children in the 1950s, we were brought up on stories of the freedom movement and partition. The nostalgia and pathos with which the stories of friendship among Hindu and Muslim families were recounted, created ever so vividly a world of harmony and togetherness in which members of the two communities shared traditions of language and culture. These stories hold no relevance for young people today; to them we are just two countries, two very different peoples almost always at war with each other. In such an atmosphere, Tariq Rahman’s book, From Hindi to Urdu: A Social and Political History , serves as a welcome reminder of a shared tradition of language that is now called by the distinct names of Hindi and Urdu. Over 450 pages long, it is beyond any doubt one of the most carefully researched and systematically documented narratives of a fractured tradition. This book must be read by all those who are interested in linguistically constituted sites of identity formations because it is one of the most potent interfaces between language and politics, and a stark reminder of a history where people sleep with one nation and one language and wake up the following morning with two nations and two languages. It should also, once and for all, put an end to the theory of Urdu being born in army camps.

Even today, in spite of the rather crudely crafted efforts at linguistic engineering by the governments of India and Pakistan to construct mutually incomprehensible Sanskritised Hindi and Persianised Urdu, the two varieties remain identical, structurally, with minor phonological differences (with, of course, also a linguistically inconsequential emphasis on writing from left to right in Devanagari or writing right to left in Persian-Arabic). And it is not at all surprising that what remains the most popular in Pakistan are Bollywood films and in India Pakistan’s TV serials. In fact, Indian producers try in vain to imitate Pakistani plays! More seriously, are Faiz’s ‘ Yeh Dhoop Kinara ’ or Dushyant Kumar’s ‘ Kahan To Tay Thaa Chiraghaan ’ poems of different languages?

According to Rahman, there was ‘a certain Indian language stretching all the way from Peshawar to the border of the Bengal before the Turkish invasion of the subcontinent in the eleventh century’ (p. 389). it came to be called Hindvi and the variety spoken around Delhi assimilated a large number of words and expressions not only from soldiers but also merchants, religious figures, mystics and mendicants who came from a variety of linguistic backgrounds. Mutual respect for each other ensured a multilinguality that lasted till the end of the 18th century. Then the nobility of Delhi started patronising that sociolect of Hindvi that was highly Persianised, which ‘they called Zubaan-ee-Urduu-ee-Muallaa — the language of the Exalted City, i.e. Delhi. In time, this long descriptive phrase shrunk to Urdu’ (p. 390). As Ayesha Kidwai says: ‘In this elision of a multilingual past, this city is far from unusual, as all places with rulers, courts and durbars are much the same, because in the acknowledgement of multilingualism lies democracy.’ Rahman quotes Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) as saying that it is Hindi, since ancient times, which is used ordinarily for all kinds of conversation, in spite of the enormous linguistic variability across the subcontinent and from the 13th till the end of the 18th century the name of the language we now call Urdu was mostly Hindi (p. 1). During these two centuries, the language of the subcontinent was given different names: Hindi, Dehlvi, Hindvi, Gujri, Dakkani, Indostan, Moors, Rekhta and Urdu.

When it comes to asserting separate identities for new nation-states, nothing works as effectively as religious fundamentalism and linguistic chauvinism. Icons like national flags, birds, fruits, anthems etc. remain, at best, symbolic. Islamic fundamentalism and Persianised Urdu, on the one hand, and dogmatic Hinduism/Brahminism and Sanskritised Hindi, on the other, conclusively de-link you from a shared linguistic and cultural tradition. Both India and Pakistan would lose no time in establishing institutions and academies that would ensure ‘pure’ languages and religions. It would become the social, moral and legal duty of each nation to erase the shared Persian/Arabic and Sanskritic lexicons from their respective styles of Hindustani.

Rahman quotes from Amir Khusrau, Sheikh Bajan, Shirani, Sheikh Burhanuddin Janum, Khub Mohammad Chisti, Mohammad Qutab among others to substantiate his point. It was only the British who did not appreciate the historicity and dignity of a composite culture and helped establish distinct identities of Hindi and Urdu. “In short, the British perception of the distinct identities of Hindus and Muslims helped to associate language with religion, weakening the perception that a composite language could be shared between the two communities’ (p. 37).

The first steps were perhaps taken by the Urdu elite, during the 18th and early 19th century, to purge Hindustani of its Sanskrit and Prakrit expressions, replacing them with stylised borrowings from Persian and Arabic. It was inevitable that this would draw a political reaction from the Hindus who pull the same language in the direction of extreme Sanskritisation. “These language-planning processes led to the splitting of a language (Hindi-Urdu) into modern Persianised and Arabicised Urdu at one extreme and modern Sanskritised Hindi at the other. Between the two ends is a continuum which veers towards one end or the other according to the speaker, the occasion and the environment” (p. 99). Rahman shows the emergence of elitist Urdu with an exaggerated focus on a certain idiom and pronunciation. Azad, in his history of Urdu, completely ignored Hindu writers and for Acharya Ramchandra Shukla (1883—1941) “Hindi and Urdu are two very different languages. The Hindus of this country speak Hindi, while Muslims and those Hindus who have studied Persian speak Urdu.” Languages flourish in each other’s company; they suffocate in isolation. Politically motivated language-engineering alienates native speakers and, as Alok Rai tells us, makes the idiom incapable of engaging in any serious discourse.

The tolerant sufi religious and cultural traditions shared by Hindus and Muslims also suffered a major setback. The Deobandi interpretation of Islam, which is strict and puritanical, goes against the tolerant and folk Islam of ordinary Indian Muslims. Urdu soon became the dominant language of Islam and started playing a central role in religious education. It was deliberately taken away from the mainstream Indian life, including education and the mass media.

Rahman, unfortunately, feels that Urdu poetry is typically associated with love, romance and eroticism. In my view, the poetry of Sauda, Dard, Mir, Nasir, Momin and Ghalib, among many others, is not just romantic; it is often fundamentally philosophical and addresses the most primordial human emotions and aspirations.

The technical words frequently used in the book, irrespective of whether they are from Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Arabic or Punjabi, have been glossed carefully. Any researcher would find the glossary, bibliography with five sections and the Index provided by Rahman extremely useful.

The five sections of the bibliography include reports, official documents and unpublished theses, manuscripts, and letters, books and articles in oriental languages, books and articles in western languages and interviews, websites, personal communications and internet sites. The copy editors and the publishers must be commended for a near flawless production.

This book review was originally published in the April issue of Newsline under the headline “Fractured Tradition.”

Written by Rama Kant Agnihotri

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Hindii Sahityaki Bhumika by हजारी प्रसाद द्विवेदी - Hazari Prasad Dwivedi

हिंदी साहित्य की भूमिका

Anitya - Bhavana by जुगलकिशोर मुख़्तार - Jugalkishor Mukhtar

अनित्य - भावना

Padap Koshika by कृष्ण बहादुर - Krishna Bahadur

पादप कोशिका

Farsi Sahitya Ki Rooprekha by हीरालाल चौपडा - Heeralal Chaupada

फारसी साहित्य की रूप रेखा

Bharat Ke Atihasik Evm Paryatan Asthal by रमेश चन्द्र - Ramesh Chandra

भारत के इतिहासिक एवं पर्यटन स्थल

Daajii Bhag 1 by ना. धों. ताम्हनकर - Na. Dhon. Tamhanakar

बोधायन गृह्यसूत्रं

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Another Incarnation

By Pankaj Mishra

  • April 24, 2009

Visiting India in 1921, E. M. Forster witnessed the eight-day celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday. This first encounter with devotional ecstasy left the Bloomsbury aesthete baffled. “There is no dignity, no taste, no form,” he complained in a letter home. Recoiling from Hindu India, Forster was relieved to enter the relatively rational world of Islam. Describing the muezzin’s call at the Taj Mahal, he wrote, “I knew at all events where I stood and what I heard; it was a land that was not merely atmosphere but had definite outlines and horizons.”

Forster, who later used his appalled fascination with India’s polytheistic muddle to superb effect in his novel “A Passage to India,” was only one in a long line of Britons who felt their notions of order and morality challenged by Indian religious and cultural practices. The British Army captain who discovered the erotic temples of Khajuraho in the early 19th century was outraged by how “extremely indecent and offensive” depictions of fornicating couples profaned a “place of worship.” Lord Macaulay thundered against the worship, still widespread in India today, of the Shiva lingam. Even Karl Marx inveighed against how man, “the sovereign of nature,” had degraded himself in India by worshipping Hanuman, the monkey god.

Repelled by such pagan blasphemies, the first British scholars of India went so far as to invent what we now call “Hinduism,” complete with a mainstream classical tradition consisting entirely of Sanskrit philosophical texts like the Bhagavad-Gita and the Upanishads. In fact, most Indians in the 18th century knew no Sanskrit, the language exclusive to Brahmins. For centuries, they remained unaware of the hymns of the four Vedas or the idealist monism of the Upanishads that the German Romantics, American Transcendentalists and other early Indophiles solemnly supposed to be the very essence of Indian civilization. (Smoking chillums and chanting “Om,” the Beats were closer to the mark.)

As Wendy Doniger, a scholar of Indian religions at the University of Chicago, explains in her staggeringly comprehensive book, the British Indologists who sought to tame India’s chaotic polytheisms had a “Protestant bias in favor of scripture.” In “privileging” Sanskrit over local languages, she writes, they created what has proved to be an enduring impression of a “unified Hinduism.” And they found keen collaborators among upper-caste Indian scholars and translators. This British-Brahmin version of Hinduism — one of the many invented traditions born around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries — has continued to find many takers among semi-Westernized Hindus suffering from an inferiority complex vis-à-vis the apparently more successful and organized religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

The Hindu nationalists of today, who long for India to become a muscular international power, stand in a direct line of 19th-century Indian reform movements devoted to purifying and reviving a Hinduism perceived as having grown too fragmented and weak. These mostly upper-caste and middle-class nationalists have accelerated the modernization and homogenization of “Hinduism.”

Still, the nontextual, syncretic religious and philosophical traditions of India that escaped the attention of British scholars flourish even today. Popular devotional cults, shrines, festivals, rites and legends that vary across India still form the worldview of a majority of Indians. Goddesses, as Doniger writes, “continue to evolve.” Bollywood produced the most popular one of my North Indian childhood: Santoshi Mata, who seemed to fulfill the materialistic wishes of newly urbanized Hindus. Far from being a slave to mindless superstition, popular religious legend conveys a darkly ambiguous view of human action. Revered as heroes in one region, the characters of the great epics “Ramayana” and “Mahabharata” can be regarded as villains in another. Demons and gods are dialectically interrelated in a complex cosmic order that would make little sense to the theologians of the so-called war on terror.

Doniger sets herself the ambitious task of writing “a narrative alternative to the one constituted by the most famous texts in Sanskrit.” As she puts it, “It’s not all about Brahmins, Sanskrit, the Gita.” It’s also not about perfidious Muslims who destroyed innumerable Hindu temples and forcibly converted millions of Indians to Islam. Doniger, who cannot but be aware of the political historiography of Hindu nationalists, the most powerful interpreters of Indian religions in both India and abroad today, also wishes to provide an “alternative to the narrative of Hindu history that they tell.”

She writes at length about the devotional “bhakti” tradition, an ecstatic and radically egalitarian form of Hindu religiosity which, though possessing royal and literary lineage, was “also a folk and oral phenomenon,” accommodating women, low-caste men and illiterates. She explores, contra Marx, the role of monkeys as the “human unconscious” in the “Ramayana,” the bible of muscular Hinduism, while casting a sympathetic eye on its chief ogre, Ravana. And she examines the mythology and ritual of Tantra, the most misunderstood of Indian traditions.

She doesn’t neglect high-table Hinduism. Her chapter on violence in the “Mahabharata” is particularly insightful, highlighting the tragic aspects of the great epic, and unraveling, in the process, the hoary cliché of Hindus as doctrinally pacifist. Both “dharma” and “karma” get their due. Those who tilt at organized religions today on behalf of a residual Enlightenment rationalism may be startled to learn that atheism and agnosticism have long traditions in Indian religions and philosophies.

Though the potted biographies of Mughal emperors seem superfluous in a long book, Doniger’s chapter on the centuries of Muslim rule over India helps dilute the lurid mythology of Hindu nationalists. Motivated by realpolitik rather than religious fundamentalism, the Mughals destroyed temples; they also built and patronized them. Not only is there “no evidence of massive coercive conversion” to Islam, but also so much of what we know as popular Hinduism — the currently popular devotional cults of Rama and Krishna, the network of pilgrimages, ashrams and sects — acquired its distinctive form during Mughal rule.

Doniger’s winsomely eclectic range of reference — she enlists Philip Roth’s novel “I Married a Communist” for a description of the Hindu renunciant’s psychology — begins to seem too determinedly eccentric when she discusses Rudyard Kipling, a figure with no discernible influence on Indian religions, with greater interpretative vigor than she does Mohandas K. Gandhi, the most creative of modern devout Hindus. More puzzlingly, Doniger has little to say about the forms Indian cultures have assumed in Bali, Mauritius, Trinidad and Fiji, even as she describes at length the Internet-enabled liturgies of Hindus in America.

Yet it is impossible not to admire a book that strides so intrepidly into a polemical arena almost as treacherous as Israel-­Arab relations. During a lecture in London in 2003, Doniger escaped being hit by an egg thrown by a Hindu nationalist apparently angry at the “sexual thrust” of her interpretation of the “sacred” “Ramayana.” This book will no doubt further expose her to the fury of the modern-day Indian heirs of the British imperialists who invented “Hinduism.” Happily, it will also serve as a salutary antidote to the fanatics who perceive — correctly — the fluid existential identities and commodious metaphysic of practiced Indian religions as a threat to their project of a culturally homogenous and militant nation-state.

An Alternative History

By Wendy Doniger

779 pp. The Penguin Press. $35

Pankaj Mishra is the author of “An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World” and “Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond.”

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Best Books on Indian History | A List of 53 Must-Read Indian History Books

By Ravi on May 3, 2020 in Blogs

Indian History Books Best books on Indian History

India can boast to be one of the oldest civilisations in the world. The written history of India can be traced back to the Vedas . So, writing a book on Indian history which can cover the subject in its entirety can be an impossible task.

The history of India has seen the influence of many kings. It was also shaped by many queens, countless empires, religions and finally, its people.

Unsurprisingly, thousands of books, academic and otherwise, are written on the history of India. As a result, finding books on this ancient civilization and its history can prove to be a difficult task.

So, to help and guide our readers, we have compiled this list of books on Indian history. The list contains 53 books.

We have divided the list into the 5 major eras of our history. They are:

  • Pre-historic,
  • Ancient History,
  • Medieval History,
  • Modern History and
  • Post-Independence History.

Each era is again divided into 2 parts:

  • Must-read Indian history books and
  • Subject-specific books.

The list of 10 must-read books is given at the top. It is followed by an era-wise list of the subject-specific book.

The must-reads give a general overview of that particular era. The subject-specific books deal with individual subjects – kings, cultures, dynasties, tax-systems etc.

So go on and enjoy this detailed list on Indian history books. We hope that you like it and find it useful.

Table of Contents

  • Most Important Books
  • Pre-Historic Era (until 3300 BCE)
  • Ancient Era (3300 BCE – 700 CE)
  • Medieval Era (700 CE – 1757 CE)
  • Modern Era (1757 CE – 1947 CE)
  • Post-Independence (1947 CE – Present)

Most Important books on Indian History – 10 Books

1. prehistory and protohistory of india – an appraisal by vk jain.

Pre history and Proto history of India - An Appraisal by VK Jain

This book talks about many wide-ranging topics. Some of them are – tools, technologies, settlements, existence patterns and ecological background.

The Megalithic Cultures of peninsular India are also discussed in detail. Maps, line drawings and descriptive notes on individual sites are also included.

2. Ancient India by RC Majumdar

Ancient India by RC Majumdar history book

This book is a comprehensive and interesting account of Ancient Indian History.

The author explains the religious, literary and cultural aspects of ancient India and its people in great detail. Political and administrative conditions are also discussed.

3. Ancient History of India by Charles J. Naegele

Ancient History of India by Charles J. Naegele

This book provides a fresh look at the history of Ancient India. It centres on Manusmriti and its relationship to the Rigveda.

It explores its possible relationship to the Indus Civilisation of 4000 to 5000 years ago.

It also throws light on Aryan society, culture, castes and the use of technology in the Indus Valley Civilisation.

4. A Concise History of South India: Issues and Interpretations by Noboru Karashima

A Concise History of South India by Noboru Karashima

This book covers a wide range of topics. They include the origins and creation of the ancient kingdoms. It also includes the development of agriculture in ancient India.

This book also provides an overview of the socio-cultural development of South India. It is done through a comprehensive examination of its historical trajectory.

5. History of Medieval India: From 1000 A. D. To 1707 A. D. by R.S. Chaurasia

History of Medieval India by RS Chaurasia

This book deals with all aspects of medieval Indian history in detail to meet the requirements of the students and common readers. The book is divided into three parts.

The first part covers the Saltanat period from 1206 to 1526.

The second part deals with the Mughal period from 1526 to 1760 A.D. in detail.

The third part covers the period up to 1857 in brief.

Bhakti movement, Society and Culture, Art and Architecture, and Economic aspects are described in a very simple and lucid style.

6. A Textbook of Medieval Indian History by Sailendra Nath Sen

A Textbook of Medieval Indian History by Sailendra Nath Sen

This book provides a picture of the political history of medieval India. It covers the period from the 8th to the 18th century.

It examines the socioeconomic changes, administrative innovations and cultural revolutions of this period. The author gives special reference to literature, religion, art and architecture.

It provides a valuable introduction to many important topics. It explains the invasion of the Turks, the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate and the rise of the Vijayanagar kingdom.

The rule of the Mughals, the progress of Maratha power and the advent of the Europeans are also explained.

7. A History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

A History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of medieval India.

It covers the thousand-year period between the eighth and the eighteenth century.

It deals with the histories of many known and lesser-known kingdoms. Kingdoms included are the Cholas, Rajputs, Turks, Vijayanagara, Bahmanis, Mughals, Marathas etc.

8. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra

History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra

This is a book on the history of British rule in India. It coincides with modern Indian history. It is not a political narrative of the British rule, the freedom struggle and Independence.

Rather, this book is an explanation of the factors that allowed the British to rule over India for such a long time. It deals with the economic, religious, and social history of modern India.

9. From Plassey To Partition: A History Of Modern India by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

From Plassey to Partition A History of Modern India by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

This book on modern Indian history begins with the disintegration and downfall of the Mughal Empire.

It also narrates the parallel rise of the British Empire in the Indian subcontinent.

The book is unique in presenting the problems of Indians under British rule. It gives a detailed account of India’s freedom struggle. It also describes the cultural and social changes brought in by the foreign rulers.

It presents the entire history of the rise of various Indian freedom fighters. It also talks of the Partition that led to the creation of India and Pakistan .

10. India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha

India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

Ramchandra Guha’s India After Gandhi provides a detailed history of independent India.

The book narrates the history of the various Prime Ministers of India. It particularly discusses the lives of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

It also discusses many lesser-known Indians.

Subject-wise Indian History Books 43 Historical Books

Indian history books – pre-historic era.

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Books on Ancient Indian History

Books on medieval indian history, books on modern indian history, books on indian history – post-independence.

Other lists in this series:

  • Best Books by Indian Authors
  • Most Famous & Renowned Indian Authors
  • How to Read Free Books Online?

15 Best Books On and About India

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Reader Interactions

book review history in hindi

September 9, 2020 at 6:16 pm

are these books available for purchase on line and if not, how do I go about it.

October 13, 2020 at 5:02 pm

Yes Vijay, you can purchase these books on Amazon.in

April 14, 2021 at 6:43 pm

Surprised! Chachnamah, a book on first Muslim invasion in India is not mentioned in this list.

April 18, 2021 at 10:54 am

wonderful books

June 26, 2021 at 12:28 pm

Thanks, Kotesh. We are glad that you enjoyed it.

May 12, 2021 at 1:09 pm

Nice listing……but do not see the books by Romila Thapar in this list , which is a surprise..

June 13, 2021 at 6:47 pm

Which book do you recommend for critical analysis of the indian home rule league movement?

October 10, 2021 at 2:49 pm

Truly impressive collection of History Books given here. History student and the person who loves the past, present and expect how the future wouldbe must read these Books. I shall go here the Words about History said by Langston Hughes: “The past has been a mint of Blood and Sorrow that must not be tomorrow”

February 26, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Woo! Amazing recommendations Indian history is the genre of the most adventurous book We should admire. These all books will be a great start to exploring this genre. Keep it up!

May 16, 2022 at 7:41 pm

Hi, I really enjoyed the chapter on Indian princely states in the book entitled “Freedom at Midnight”. Do you know about other books that can go into more details about the princely states?

February 21, 2023 at 7:15 am

Nice collection on History. In my view on Ancient History side you must consider including R Balakrishnan’s “Journey of Civilization” on Indus Valley Civilization

April 20, 2023 at 5:01 pm

Ancient History kya hota he sir?

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History in Hindi

History Books In Hindi

History Books In Hindi- इतिहास की सबसे अच्छी 15 किताबें.

History Books In Hindi:-

प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को अपना गौरवशाली इतिहास जरूर जानना चाहिए ताकि हम अपनी संस्कृती, इतिहास, रहन सहन का तरीका और अपने पूर्वजों के बारे में जान सके. इतिहास को जानने का मुख्य स्त्रोत किताबे होती हैं लेकिन यह एक मुश्किल काम है कि वो कौनसी अच्छी किताबें हैं जो हमारे स्वर्णिम और गौरवशाली इतिहास की सही एवम् सटीक जानकारी प्रदान करती हैं. हिंदी में इतिहास की बेस्ट किताबें (History Books In Hindi) ढूंढना थोड़ा मुश्किल होता हैं अतः आपकी इस समस्या का समाधान करने के लिए हम उन ऐतिहासिक किताबों के बारे में जानकारी देने जा रहे हैं जो निश्चित तौर पर आपके लिए मील का पत्थर साबित होगी.

“History Books In Hindi” कि जिन महत्त्वपूर्ण किताबों के बारे में हम चर्चा करेंगे वो पाषाण काल से लेकर आधुनिक भारत का इतिहास बताती हैं.

मानव उत्पति पर आधारित History Books In Hindi-

मानव जीवन की उत्पति को लेकर तरह तरह के कयास लगाए जाते हैं लेकिन यदि आप मानव उत्पति पर आधारित History Books In Hindi कि खोज में हैं तो आपको निम्नलिखित किताबों को जरूर पढ़ना चाहिए-

[1] वैदिक विश्व राष्ट्र का इतिहास

“वैदिक विश्व राष्ट्र का इतिहास” नामक पुस्तक के लेखक पुरुषोत्तम नागेश ओक हैं. यह पुस्तक मानव उत्पति और हमारी अतिप्राचीन संस्कृती का बहुत ही सुंदर व्याख्यान करती हैं. इस पुस्तक में जो ऐतिहासिक स्त्रोत और तर्क दिए गए हैं वह बहुत ही सटीक और सत्यता के निकट है. इस किताब को पढ़ने के बाद इतिहास के संबंध में आपके कई संशय दूर हो जाएंगे.

आधुनिक इतिहासकार इतिहास को 5000 वर्ष पूर्व से शुरू करते हैं जबकि यह पुस्तक लाखों वर्षों का इतिहास बताती है. कई तर्क, वितर्क और सिद्धांतों के द्वारा इस किताब में लिखित इतिहास यह बताता है कि कैसे संपूर्ण विश्व वैदिक संस्कृति को मानने वाला था. धीरे-धीरे उसका विभाजन कैसे हुआ? सनातन धर्म के बाद दूसरे धर्मों का उदय कैसे हुआ? आदि प्रश्नों का सटीक जवाब आपको इस पुस्तक में मिलेगा.

इस पुस्तक के लेखक “ पुरुषोत्तम नागेश ओक ” ने कई नए नवेले इतिहासकारों को चैलेंज भी किया है कि उनके द्वारा प्रतिपादित सिद्धांतों और तर्कों को खारिज करके दिखाएं लेकिन कोई भी इतिहासकार यह हिम्मत नहीं जुटा पाया.

History Books In Hindi की आपकी वास्तविक खोज इस पुस्तक को पढ़ने के बाद खत्म हो जाएगी.

[2] सेपियंस (Sapiens)

History Books In Hindi की सीरीज में सेपियंस मानव जाति का संक्षिप्त इतिहास बताती एक सर्वश्रेष्ठ और बेस्टसेलिंग किताब हैं जिसका लेखक युवाल नोआ हरारी हैं.

इस किताब में बताया गया है कि आज से लगभग 1,00,000 साल पहले धरती पर मनुष्यों की 6 प्रजातियां थी लेकिन वर्तमान में सिर्फ एक प्रजाति रह गई है.

इस पुस्तक में प्रागैतिहासिक काल से लेकर आधुनिक युग तक मानव जाति के विकास की क्रमिक यात्रा को सरल शब्दों में बताया गया है. आखिर कैसे 6 प्रजातियों से आगे निकलकर हमारी प्रजाति ने विकास किया यह सब इस पुस्तक में बहुत ही सरलता के साथ बताया गया है.

जिसमें यह बताया गया है कि भोजन की खोज, शहरों की खोज, मानव अधिकार, धन दौलत, कानून, समय सारणी और हम उपभोक्तावाद के गुलाम कैसे बन गए? साथ ही इस किताब में यह भी बताया गया है कि आने वाले हजारों वर्षों में यह दुनिया कैसी होगी? यह सब पढ़कर आपको भी लग रहा होगा कि वास्तव में इतिहास पर आधारित यह किताब (History Books In Hindi) बहुत ही रोचक होगी.

[3] ह्यूमनकाइंड (Humankind)

मानव जाति के आशावादी इतिहास पर आधारित इस पुस्तक के लेखक रूत्खेर ब्रेखमान हैं. इस पुस्तक में 2,00,000 वर्ष पुराने सिद्धांतों का प्रतिपादन किया गया है. लॉर्ड ऑफ द फ्लाइज से लेकर ब्लिट्ज के बाद सामने आए सहयोग और मानवीय दयालुता और परोपकार हमारे सोचने के ढंग को किस तरह बदल सकते हैं और हमारे समाज में वाक्य परिवर्तन लाने की भूमिका निभा सकते हैं. कुल मिलाकर यह किताब इतिहास के साथ-साथ मानव स्वभाव के दृष्टिकोण के बारे में लिखी गई है. History Books In Hindi कि सीरीज में यह क़िताब हर इतिहास में रुचि रखने वाले व्यक्ति को पढ़नी चाहिए.

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[4] प्राचीन एवं पूर्व मध्यकालीन भारत का इतिहास

इतिहासकार और लेखक उपिंदर सिंह द्वारा लिखित इस किताब में पाषाण काल से लेकर 12वीं शताब्दी तक का इतिहास पढ़ने को मिलता है. इस ऐतिहासिक और महत्वपूर्ण किताब में विभिन्न पुरातात्विक स्त्रोतों की व्याख्या, पुरापाषाण तथा मध्य पाषाण युग का इतिहास, खाद्य संग्रह से खाद्य उत्पादन की क्रिया, हड़प्पा सभ्यता, प्राचीन शहर, प्राचीन सभ्यता, विभिन्न साम्राज्य आदि विषयों पर गहन अध्ययन करके इस पुस्तक को लिखा गया है. वास्तविक और सटीक इतिहास जानने और समझने के लिए तथा पाषाण काल से लेकर 12 वीं शताब्दी तक का इतिहास स्त्रोतों पर आधारित और तर्कसंगत इस पुस्तक में पढ़ने को मिलता है.

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प्राचीन भारत के इतिहास पर आधारित History Books In Hindi

[1] भारत का प्राचीन इतिहास (India’s Ancient Past)

रामशरण शर्मा द्वारा लिखित यह पुस्तक प्राचीन भारत के इतिहास के बोलते पन्नों के जैसी लगती है. इस किताब में लगभग 400 पेज है जो प्राचीन भारत के इतिहास को कवर करते हैं. इस किताब में कालांतर में कैसे विभिन्न सभ्यताओं का उदय हुआ और उनकी क्या स्थिति थी के बारे में लिखा गया है. विभिन्न धर्मों के उत्थान एवं पतन पर भी यह किताब फोकस डालती है.

वैदिक काल, नवपाषाण युग, ताम्रयुग और हड़प्पा सभ्यता से संबंधित साक्ष्य इस पुस्तक में मिलते हैं. प्राचीन साम्राज्य जिनमें मोर्य साम्राज्य, मगध साम्राज्य, सातवाहन साम्राज्य, गुप्त साम्राज्य और राजा हर्षवर्धन के शासनकाल के संबंध में लिखा गया है. इस पुस्तक की मुख्य विशेषता यह है कि यह कालक्रम में लिखी गई हैं. अगर आप प्राचीन भारत के इतिहास पर आधारित History Books In Hindi में चाहते हैं तो यह आपके लिए बेहतर विकल्प हैं.

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[2] आरंभिक भारतीय (Early Indians)

टोनी जोसेफ द्वारा लिखित यह पुस्तक भारतीय कौन हैं और कहां से आए हैं पर आधारित हैं. टोनी जोसेफ एक पत्रकार थे वो बताते हैं कि 65000 वर्षों के अतीत में जाने से पता चलता है कि कैसे मानवों के समूह ने सबसे पहले अफ्रीका से भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप का सफर किया. इस पुस्तक में DNA प्रमाणों का हवाला देते हुए बताया गया कि 7000 ईसा पूर्व और 3000 ईसा पूर्व के बीच बड़े पैमाने पर ईरान से कृषकों का आगमन हुआ था तथा दो हजार ईसा पूर्व और 1000 ईसा पूर्व के मध्य कई पशु पालक यहां पर आए.

प्राचीन भारत के इतिहास पर आधारित History Books In Hindi में इन महत्वपूर्ण सवालों का जवाब मिलता है कि हड़प्पा के लोग कौन थे? क्या आर्यों का भारत में वास्तविक आगमन हुआ था? क्या उत्तर भारतीय आनुवांशिक रूप से दक्षिण भारतीयों से अलग हैं? इन प्रश्नों का सटीक और प्रमाणित व्याख्यान करती यह पुस्तक बहुत महत्वपूर्ण.

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[3] धर्मशास्त्र का इतिहास (Dharma Shastra ka Itihas)

History Books In Hindi भारतीय इतिहास पर आधारित एक बेहद रोचक किताब हैं, जिसे भारत रत्न पांडुरंग वामन और अर्जुन चौबे कश्यप द्वारा लिखी गई हैं. यह किताब भारत के धर्म और संस्कृती के प्रारंभिक इतिहास पर आधारित है. यह बहुत बड़ी किताब हैं जिसमें ऐसे ही महत्वपूर्ण ग्रंथों एवं इतिहासकारों के सम्बंध में भी जानकारी प्राप्त होती हैं.

[4] इंडिका (Indika)

मौर्यकालीन भारतीय इतिहास पर आधारित यह किताब एक यूनानी लेखक मेगस्थनीज द्वारा लिखी गई थी. संस्कृत और ग्रीक भाषा के विद्वान मेगस्थनीज ने बहुत ही सुन्दर तरीके से प्राचीन भारत के इतिहास को शब्दों में पिरोया है. History Books In Hindi में यह एक बहुत अच्छा ऑप्शन है.

[5] राजतरंगिणी (Rajatarangini)

प्रसिद्ध कवि कल्हण द्वारा रचित यह ग्रंथ कश्मीर के आरंभ से लेकर कवि कल्हण के जीवनकाल तक का इतिहास मिलता है. इस पुस्तक में इस समय के भारत की झलक देखने को मिलती हैं. वर्तमान समय में ज्यादातर इतिहासकार उस समय के भारत का इतिहास जानने के लिए इस History Books In Hindi का रेफरेंस देते हैं.

मध्यकालीन भारत के इतिहास पर आधारित History Books In Hindi

[1] मध्यकालीन भारत (L.P. Sharma)

एल.पी. शर्मा द्वारा लिखित मध्यकालीन भारत (Mediaeval India) नामक किताब मध्यकालीन भारत के इतिहास के संबंध में एक बहुत अच्छी किताब है.

[2] मध्यकालीन भारत (सौरभ चौबे)

मध्यकालीन भारत के इतिहास पर आधारित यह पुस्तक परीक्षोपयोगी किताब हैं. इसमें इस्लाम का उदय ,सिंध पर अरबों का आक्रमण ,महमूद गजनवी और मोहम्मद गौरी, दिल्ली सल्तनत ,सल्तनतकालीन प्रशासन और संस्कृति ,शिक्षा का विकास ,सल्तनत की सीमांत निति ,मध्यकालीन इतिहास लेखन ,सूफीवाद एवं भक्ति आंदोलन , प्रांतीय राज्य ,मुग़ल वंश ,मराठा और मुग़ल प्रशासन और संस्कृति जैसे महत्वपूर्ण टॉपिक्स को कवर किया गया हैं.

[3] मध्यकालीन भारत (सतीश चंद्र)

मध्यकालीन भारत के इतिहास पर लेखक सतीश चंद्र द्वारा लिखित यह History Books In Hindi एक बहुत अच्छी किताब हैं.

इतिहास पर आधारित अन्य History Books In Hindi

[1] भारत: गांधी के बाद

इस किताब के लेखक रामचंद्र गुहा है. इस किताब को बहुत सारे इनाम मिल चुके हैं. यह History Books In Hindi

स्वतंत्रता के बाद की महत्वपूर्ण घटनाओं की साक्षी हैं. यह किताब पाठकों को उस वास्तविकता से अवगत कराती हैं जो अब तक छुपे हुए हैं. कैसे भारतीय लोकतंत्र की नींव रखी गई, जहां पर धर्म, जाति, वर्ग और भाषा के नाम पर कई क्रूर घटनाएं हुई. इस किताब में स्वतंत्रता के बाद विश्व के सबसे बड़े लोकतंत्र में हुए संघर्ष और दर्द को समझाने के लिए कई तथ्य और आंकड़े मौजूद हैं.

जब अंग्रेज चले गए उसके बाद भारत के ही मुख्य विरोधी और संघर्षों के बारे में इस किताब में अच्छे से बताया गया है. साथ ही ऐसी उपलब्धियां भी इस किताब में बताई गई है जिसे जानकर हर भारतीय का सीना गर्व से चौड़ा हो जाता है. भारत में हुए आतंकी हमले, संघर्षों और कई विवादास्पद मुद्दों का सामना करने के बाद भी भारत गणराज्य कैसे बच गया और कैसे भारतीय एकजुट हुए आदि का उल्लेख इस क़िताब में शामिल हैं.

भारत की प्रसिद्ध हस्तियों के व्यक्तिगत और राजनीतिक जीवन का वर्णन भी इस किताब में मिलता है. इसके अलावा इस किताब के मुख्य टॉपिक की बात की जाए तो इसमें आजादी में राष्ट्रपिता की हत्या, विभाजन का तर्क, टोकरी में सेब, एक रक्तरंजित हसीन वादी, शरणार्थी समस्या और गणराज्य, एक नार भारत की परिकल्पना, इतिहास का सबसे बड़ा दाव, राष्ट्र व विश्व, देश का पुनर्गठन, प्रकृति पर विजय, कानून एवं इसके निर्माता, कश्मीर की रक्षा, आदिवासी समस्या, दक्षिण से चुनौती, पराजय का अनुभव, शांति का प्रयास और अल्पसंख्यक व दलित से संबंधित सभी मुद्दों पर बहुत ही बारीकी से लिखा गया है.

[2] मुगल कालीन भारत

मुगल कालीन भारत नामक किताब में मुगल शब्द का अर्थ बताया गया है साथ ही इसमें मुगल आक्रांता बाबर, हुमायूं ,अकबर, जहांगीर और शाहजहां के बारे में लिखा गया हैं. इसके अलावा इस पुस्तक में मुगल प्रशासनिक व्यवस्था, मुगल शासक वर्ग, मुगलकालीन अर्थव्यवस्था, मुगल नीतियां, विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी तथा मुगल कालीन समाज आदि के बारे में विस्तृत रूप से बताया गया है.

मुगलकालीन इतिहास जानने के लिए History Books In Hindi के तौर पर यह क़िताब बहुत उपयोगी साबित हो सकती हैं.

[3] भारत की खोज

जवाहरलाल नेहरू द्वारा लिखित इस किताब में भारतीय स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन के दौरान पूरी घटनाओं का जिक्र किया गया है. साथ ही सिंधु घाटी सभ्यता से लेकर आजाद भारत के लिए हुए संघर्ष और आंदोलनों के बारे में इसमें जानकारी मिलती है. भारत का इतिहास जानने के लिए यह History Books In Hindi आपके लिए उपयोगी साबित हो सकती हैं.

भारत के इतिहास से संबंधित History Books In Hindi के अलावा भी कई लेखकों ने अपनी किताबों के माध्यम से भारत के इतिहास को बताने की कोशिश की है. यह किताबें वैसे अंग्रेजी में तो अवेलेबल है लेकिन हिंदी में भी इनका अनुवाद मिल सकता है.

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Our Enemies Will Vanish : The Russian Invasion and Ukraine’s War of Independence Yaroslav Trofimov (Penguin Press, 400 pp., $32, Jan. 9) In this firsthand account of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Yaroslav Trofimov, the Wall Street Journal ’s chief foreign-affairs correspondent, chronicles Ukrainian resistance since Moscow invaded in February 2022. Trofimov, who grew up in Kyiv, weaves stories of everyday Ukrainians and reportage from the front lines with analysis of military strategy and geopolitics.

Slow Down : The Degrowth Manifesto Kohei Saito, trans. Brian Bergstrom (Astra House, 288 pp., $27, Jan. 9) Japanese philosopher Kohei Saito has become a kind of Marxist celebrity in recent years, and his surprise international bestseller has now been translated into English. In Slow Down , Saiti advocates for degrowth—an increasingly popular movement to shrink global economies—as the only way to solve global inequality and the climate crisis.

Filterworld : How Algorithms Flattened Culture Kyle Chayka (Doubleday, 304 pp., $28, Jan. 16) As algorithms dictate more of our lives, Kyle Chayka, who covers technology for the New Yorker , investigates what it means to live in a world curated by digital platforms, both online and offline—and considers how we might be able to transcend this so-called filterworld.

The Rebel’s Clinic : The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon Adam Shatz (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 464 pp., $32, Jan. 23) In this biography, Adam Shatz, the U.S. editor of the London Review of Books , reconstructs the life of Frantz Fanon, the French-Martinican postcolonial political theorist whose work continues to influence social justice and Black liberation movements around the world today.

Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here : The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis Jonathan Blitzer (Penguin Press, 544 pp., $32, Jan 30.) New Yorker staff writer Jonathan Blitzer’s debut is a sweeping account of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Drawing on years of reporting, Blitzer examines decades of U.S. policies and their impact on asylum-seekers from Central America today.

A Nasty Little War : The Western Intervention Into the Russian Civil War Anna Reid (Basic Books, 400 pp., $32, Feb. 6) Anna Reid, an English journalist and historian of Russia, has written a comprehensive account of the failed Allied attempt to overthrow the Bolsheviks in 1918—and how this largely forgotten intervention in the Russian Civil War reshaped geopolitics and Russia’s relations with the West.

Limitarianism : The Case Against Extreme Wealth Ingrid Robeyns (Astra House, 336 pp., $28, Feb. 6) In this manifesto, Ingrid Robeyns, the Dutch and Belgian philosopher who coined the term “limitarianism,” makes a political, economic, and moral argument for the need to reimagine global economic systems and cap extreme wealth.

A Map of Future Ruins : On Borders and Belonging Lauren Markham (Riverhead Books, 272 pp., $28, Feb. 13) After fires destroyed most of Europe’s largest refugee camp in 2020, Greek American journalist Lauren Markham traveled to Greece to cover the conviction of six Afghans charged with arson at the camp. Markham weaves the story of their trial into a broader work of narrative journalism, touching on everything from Europe’s refugee crisis to the centrality of Ancient Greece in ideas about Western culture today.

Smoke and Ashes : Opium’s Hidden Histories Amitav Ghosh (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 416 pp., $32, Feb. 13) Amitav Ghosh, one of India’s best-known writers, draws on decades of archival research to tell the history of how the British Empire-run opium trade transformed China, India, and the United Kingdom—and is connected to the origins of global institutions, prominent U.S. families, and his own family history.

The Age of Revolutions : And the Generations Who Made It Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (Basic Books, 560 pp., $35, Feb. 20) In the first narrative history of the revolutions in Europe and the Americas from 1760 to 1825, U.S. historian Nathan Perl-Rosenthal traces how generations of revolutionaries—ranging from those in Haiti to Poland to the United States—created a world of republics and enshrined inequalities in modern democracies.

Asia After Europe : Imagining a Continent in the Long Twentieth Century Sugata Bose (Belknap Press, 288 pp., $39.95, Feb. 20) As nationalist sentiment fractures Asia today, Indian historian Sugata Bose reexamines the rise of the continent in the 20th century. Bose considers how Asian ideas of solidarity and universalism offered alternatives to the U.S.-led international system, even as European-style nation-states formed on the continent.

The Great Wave : The Era of Radical Disruption and the Rise of the Outsider Michiko Kakutani (Crown, 256 pp., $30, Feb. 20) Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic of the New York Times , surveys the forces that have led to our current moment of global upheaval and uncertainty. Kakutani contextualizes today’s crises—from rampant populism to rising instability to environmental destruction—in the broad sweep of world history and points to ways to move past this era.

The Achilles Trap : Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq Steve Coll (Penguin Press, 576 pp., $35, Feb. 27) Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer, offers a new account of the decadeslong relationship between Washington and former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The Achilles Trap —based in part on unpublished sources — reassesses the corruption, lies, and missteps that led to the U.S. decision to invade Iraq and transformed the Middle East.  

Burn Book : A Tech Love Story Kara Swisher (Simon & Schuster, 320 pp., $27, Feb. 27) As tech giants become more powerful, Kara Swisher, a journalist who has covered technology and the internet since the early 1990s, provides an inside account of Silicon Valley, the figures who shaped it, and the danger—and promise—of big tech.

The Return of Great Powers : Russia, China, and the Next World War Jim Sciutto (Dutton, 368 pp., $30, March 12) According to Jim Sciutto, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, the world has returned to a “1939 moment.” His new book draws on interviews with global leaders and years of international reporting to paint a portrait of our “post-post-Cold War era” defined by great-power conflict.  

Solidarity : The Past, Present, and Future of a World-Changing Idea Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor (Pantheon, 432 pp., $30, March 12) The world needs to revive solidarity as a political movement, Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor argue in their new book. Hunt-Hendrix and Taylor, both prominent American activists, trace the history of the concept of solidarity, from ancient Rome to 21st century social movements, and argue that it will be essential to fighting the many crises facing the world today.  

The Black Box : Writing the Race Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Penguin Press, 304 pp., $30, March 19) In this meditation on Black identity, Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of the world’s most distinguished academics, reflects on the writers and thinkers who have shaped what it means to be Black in America—with implications beyond the United States, as U.S. debates around race and Blackness shape these conversations elsewhere in the world.

Age of Revolutions : Progress and Backlash From 1600 to the Present Fareed Zakaria (W. W. Norton & Company, 400 pp., $29.99, March 26) CNN host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria examines three eras of profound change—the Dutch Golden Age, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution—and the lessons they hold for our current revolutionary age.

  Native Nations : A Millennium in North America Kathleen DuVal (Random House, 752 pp., $38, April 9) Indigenous people are at the heart of historian Kathleen DuVal’s sweeping account of North American history. DuVal’s book chronicles Native peoples’ power, survival, and resistance over more than a thousand years and examines their role in shaping America’s past and present.

New Cold Wars : China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend the West David E. Sanger (Crown, 544 pp., $32, April 16) David E. Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times , traces the contours of the “new Cold Wars” as competition among China, Russia, and the United States intensifies, and considers what this era of superpower conflict may mean for Washington and the world.

Knife : Meditations After an Attempted Murder Salman Rushdie (Random House, 224 pp., $28, April 16) In his first new book since he was stabbed in 2022, Indian British author Salman Rushdie—who has been the target of an Iranian fatwa ordering his execution since 1989 for writing the novel The Satanic Verses —recounts the attack and reflects on the power of art in the face of violence.

The Everything War : Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power Dana Mattioli (Little, Brown and Company, 416 pp., $32.50, April 23) In this work of investigative journalism, Dana Mattioli, a reporter who covers Amazon for the Wall Street Journal , reveals how Jeff Bezos’s company bulldozed competitors and became one of the world’s most powerful institutions, reshaping the global economy in the process.  

The Road to Freedom : Economics and the Good Society Joseph E. Stiglitz (W. W. Norton & Company, 384 pp., $29.99, April 23) U.S. society doesn’t offer true freedom, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz. In his new book, Stiglitz argues that so-called free markets make Americans less free. He also considers alternative economic and political systems that might ensure greater freedom for more individuals.  

World on the Brink : How America Can Beat China in the Race for the Twenty-First Century Dmitri Alperovitch, with Garrett M. Graff (PublicAffairs, 400 pp., $32.50, April 30) As U.S.-China competition ramps up, national-security expert Dmitri Alperovitch lays out the risks of a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan and offers a blueprint for Washington to both deter war and ensure its continued global leadership.

At the Edge of Empire : A Family’s Reckoning with China Edward Wong (Viking, 464 pp., $30, May 28) Edward Wong, a diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and the newspaper’s former Beijing bureau chief, combines personal and national history in At the Edge of Empire . Part intergenerational memoir, part work of reportage, Wong’s book paints a unique portrait of modern China.

To Run the World : The Kremlin’s Cold War Bid for Global Power Sergey Radchenko (Cambridge University Press, 768 pp., $34.95, May 30) Sergey Radchenko, a Soviet-born British historian, uses new archival material from Moscow and Beijing to present a comprehensive account of the Soviet Union’s ambitions and decision-making in the Cold War, with insights that shed light on some of Russia’s actions today.

How the World Ran Out of Everything : Inside the Global Supply Chain Peter S. Goodman (Mariner Books, 480 pp., $30, June 11) Recent years have exposed the precarity of global supply chains. In his new book, Peter S. Goodman, the New York Times ’s global economics correspondent, takes readers inside this system, analyzes the factors that made it so fragile, and argues that it is overdue for reform.

  Supremacy : AI, ChatGPT, and the Race That Will Change the World Parmy Olson (St. Martin’s Press, 288 pp., $30, July 16) Parmy Olson, a technology columnist for Bloomberg , dives into the rivalry between the world’s two major artificial intelligence labs and their CEOs—Sam Altman of OpenAI and Demis Hassabis of DeepMind—as well as the threats posed by their creations.

Hitler’s People : The Faces of the Third Reich Richard J. Evans (Penguin Press, 624 pp., $35, Aug. 13) Richard J. Evans, a leading historian of Nazi Germany, draws on new archival material to reconstruct the lives of key figures of the Third Reich and offer new insight into the question of how societies end up carrying out great evil, as well as who bears responsibility for these acts.

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In 2013, Barack Obama was flush with optimism as he stepped up to the podium to deliver his second inaugural address. He knew that America had a long way to go, but he believed that the country also had much to celebrate. Although the gender pay gap still yawned and racial injustice persisted, each year brought us closer to the realization of the principles enshrined in our founding documents. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still,” Obama assured a cautiously hopeful nation.

But even as the president waxed if not quite poetic then at least enthusiastic about our long march toward equality, the French economist Thomas Piketty told a different and darker story. In “ Capital in the Twenty-First Century ,” a surprise bestseller released in France in 2013 and translated into English a year later, he lamented that the rising tide had not lifted all boats. Instead, two centuries of capitalism had divided the haves from the have-nots with unprecedented cruelty. In the absence of targeted interventions, he warned, the gap between the prosperous and the penurious would continue to grow. America, the most unequal country in the developed world, would prove to be a particularly horrifying case in point. The Pew Research Center reported that, in 2018, “the highest-earning 20% of families made more than half of all U.S. income.”

How can Piketty’s and Obama’s starkly opposing pictures of contemporary life be reconciled? Is inequality on the defense or on the rise? In his ambitious new book, “ Equality: The History of an Elusive Idea ,” Dartmouth history professor Darrin M. McMahon proposes that the “elusive idea” in question is expansive enough to vindicate both accounts. His wide-ranging survey of equality throughout the ages demonstrates that progress toward achieving it is almost never linear. When civilizations promote parity along one axis, they tend to lapse back toward hierarchy along another. Legal equality may be offset by widening economic rifts, as in Western democracies today; the expansion of the franchise to a larger segment of the male population may be accompanied by the fervent demonization of women or non-natives, as in ancient Athens; movements for justice may prompt reactionary backlash, as in France after the 1789 revolution.

At a time when equality is widely lauded as an uncomplicated good, McMahon’s sweeping if occasionally schematic study provides a thought-provoking reminder of its pitfalls. All too often, equality within a group is premised on the exclusion of those outside it.

Although the concept of equality may seem intuitive, it is surprisingly difficult to pin down with any precision. After all, no two people are alike in every respect. “From our fingerprints to our facial features, human beings are as different as their DNA,” McMahon writes in his keenly reasoned introduction. Equality of the sort we usually care about, then, necessarily involves “the abstracting out of a shared characteristic.” Even if people are (and should be) wildly heterogeneous in many important ways, egalitarians maintain that there are certain respects in which they can (and should) be homogenized. Perhaps they should enjoy the same rights, the same chances to succeed or the same resources; perhaps we should agitate for equality of “income and wealth,” perhaps for equality of “outcome and opportunity.” Egalitarian theorists disagree about what we should equalize, but there is one constant in their otherwise cacophonous chorus. “When people speak of equality,” McMahon stresses, “they invariably speak of the equality of something.” The central question is the one so famously and pithily posed by the economist Amartya Sen in his landmark 1979 lecture of the same name: “Equality of what?”

The first few chapters of McMahon’s book, which treat humanity’s early history, offer only speculative answers. They do not trace the trajectory of “an elusive idea,” as promised by the subtitle, so much as they sketch the (highly conjectural) social structures that predominated during prehistory and antiquity. In fairness, there is next to no concrete documentation of intellectual life during the Megalithic and Paleolithic periods, before the dawn of written language (at least that we know of), and McMahon has no choice but to lean on evidence too scanty to bear much weight. On the basis of cave paintings depicting human figures who appear to be banishing their compatriots (at least if you squint), studies of the social dynamics of our closest primate relatives and anthropological inquiries into the mores of contemporary hunter-gatherers, McMahon surmises that our foraging forebears were probably staunch egalitarians, at least when it came to the division of labor within their communities.

But even in the idyllic days of prehistory, there was a catch. Early humans probably adhered to what the anthropologist Christopher Boehm called an “egalitarian hierarchy,” in which, in McMahon’s words, “the many combine to dominate the few,” exiling those who challenged the pecking order (or so those cave paintings seem to suggest). And even though hunter-gatherers probably treated suitably compliant members of their own clans equitably, in-group/out-group rivalries “undoubtedly played a role in the cohesion” that each group achieved internally. In other words, our ancestors maintained order within by sewing discord without, vying violently with competing clans and expelling (or even killing) upstarts who threatened to distinguish themselves too dramatically from the pack.

This tendency is unfortunately perennial. The very concept of equality, which requires both difference and sameness, generates comparable tensions in almost every society in which some version of it is promoted. As McMahon argues so persuasively, the temptation to maintain harmony within a group by degrading those outside it has been irresistible for centuries — and remains so to this day.

For instance, during the Axial Age, which lasted from around the 8th century to the 3rd century B.C., equality was a matter of “human fellowship,” of membership in a single divine family. This was a period, McMahon writes, “of moral creativity and spiritual innovation when great sages walked the earth in the company of the Hebrew prophets.” The associated traditions tended to be “critical of the abuse of worldly power and the seductions and disparities of wealth.” In a later era, the Christian denominations that evolved out of some of the Axial faiths would go on to celebrate equality in its most extreme guises. Perhaps most dramatically, the Quakers “walked naked to announce our equality before God” and refused to doff their hats in deference to social superiors.

But if the monotheistic religions “proclaimed fellowship among the children of God,” McMahon wryly clarifies, they were also “quick to banish from the family those who rejected the faith.” Calvinists later went so far as to argue that some people were predestined for salvation while others were consigned to damnation. John Calvin himself minced no words on this point. “All are not created … equal,” he wrote.

Later, in the 1700s, French revolutionaries inspired by the Enlightenment maintained that equality was a right bestowed on every man by virtue of his intrinsically rational nature. But the intellectual movement that honored the universality of reason also spawned a spate of pseudoscientific “theories of racial and sexual difference” that were wielded to justify the most poisonous prejudices. Many of the most prominent thinkers of the period considered women and people of color too irrational to merit legal recognition. Everyone was equal in post-revolution France — except for those who were not.

The demand for both equality and superiority is etched not only into recurring tropes of social organization but into the human heart. “We want to be treated with fairness and on equal terms, accorded recognition and respect,” McMahon writes. “But at the same time we seek distinction, aiming to set ourselves apart.”

If equality so ineluctably contains the seeds of its own undoing, the moral arc of the universe cannot be trusted to bend toward justice. On the contrary, McMahon argues, equality is not an inevitability but a hard-earned improbability. We manage to only inch toward it in fits and starts. Indeed, it is not equality but its opposite that is always encroaching, dogging every attempt at progress, stalking its rival like a shadow, patiently waiting to strike.

Becca Rothfeld is the nonfiction book critic for The Washington Post.

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Debut author vanessa chan fills in gaps about the japanese occupation of malaya with familial knowledge and unforgettable characters. .

“The Storm we Made,” by Vanessa Chan. Her debut novel is about a Malay mother who becomes an unlikely spy for the invading Japanese forces during World War II.

Every history has its gaps, especially in the context of war and occupation. Lives are lost, not only as casualties to tally but as little worlds snuffed out by violence. 

And even though history can’t tell all those lost stories, historical fiction can try. In her debut novel, “The Storm We Made,” Malaysian author Vanessa Chan cuts a story of a family falling apart during the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation of Malaya (a region that became part of modern Malaysia) from archives and weaves in her own family’s memories and records.

Other works of historical fiction acted as “totems” for her own book, Chan said in an early December video interview with the Chronicle from her Brooklyn apartment. Works like Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half” and Min Jin Lee’s “Pachinko,” which covers a similar period in Korea, helped Chan write her novel with confidence, and those around her took notice. In her testimony for “The Storm We Made,” Mira Jacob, author of “The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing” and Chan’s mentor at her MFA program at the New School, called it “the summoning of a story buried so deeply in a nation that it could only surface with a talent great enough to do it justice.”

Chan wrote the book as an act of remembrance after her mother, uncle and grandmother died during the COVID pandemic. In her grief, she took the seeds of their stories and cultivated them against the famine of information about the occupation of the country. 

The Storm We Made By Vanessa Chan (Marysue Rucci Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint; 352 pages; $27)

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“At the end of the day, remembering is how we love,” Chan wrote in “The Storm We Made” as a letter to readers.

The historical context of Japanese-occupied Malaya has rarely been written about, and that was partly what drew editor Marysue Rucci to acquire the book. 

“This era is evergreen with World War II fiction, but this particular story was one that I had never read before,” said Rucci, who also edited the novel, in a separate phone interview.

“The Storm We Made” has two timelines, set on tracks that converge at the conclusion of the book. One follows Cecily Alcantara and her three children — Abel, Jujube and Jasmin — as they survive in the dusk of Japanese-occupied Malaya at the end of World War II. Artfully alternated with this main narrative is the second thread, which follows Cecily 10 years earlier in British-occupied Malaya. All four characters have their own arcs through the difficulty of Japan’s brutal occupation, but Cecily’s actions before Japan’s arrival are what foretell the disastrous events of 1945. 

“The Storm We Made,” a debut novel by Vanessa Chan, is about a Malay mother who becomes an unlikely spy for the invading Japanese forces during World War II.

In the second narrative starting in 1935, Cecily is an informant, working with a Japanese spy and war general to overthrow the British. She even contributes key military tactics in the invasion and heralds Japanese rule. However, in the main timeline, Japanese occupation tears the Alcantara family apart. Cecily clutches at her disappearing and dying family while being racked with guilt from her actions that helped create Japanese rule. 

The Bay Area was instrumental in developing “The Storm We Made,” Chan said. While a college student at UC Berkeley, where she graduated in 2009, through her time as Facebook’s director of corporate and financial communications from 2014 to 2019, Chan immersed herself in the local literary community through the Writers Grotto and the Ruby, an arts collective for women and nonbinary folks, before moving to New York to enroll at the New School. 

She began writing the novel in earnest in the early days of the pandemic when it interrupted her MFA program. 

“I was writing about home without being able to go home,” she said, looking at the walls that cooped her up during quarantine.

Chan scoured historical archives during her research for her novel but found more information about Europeans in Malaysia than Malaysians themselves, so she leaned on her family’s memories, in particular stories from her grandmother. The latter was difficult to collect; whenever she would ask her grandmother about the war, she would shut Chan’s questions down.

“ ‘Mind your own business. Do your chores. Please sauté the onions. Leave me alone,’ ” Chan recalled her grandmother telling her. “But … if I just waited, the stories would come.”

Those stories worked their way into the warp and weft of the book. For instance, Chan’s grandmother told her she couldn’t understand the boba tea craze because they mixed tapioca to stretch the rice rations instead of putting tapioca pearls in drinks. In the book, the Alcantaras also mix rice with tapioca. And she described how she would sneak out through a hole in the fence to go dancing, much in the way the novel’s Jasmin sneaks out at night to play. 

She also made sure Chan knew the difference between the Japanese imperial army and Japanese civilians. Chan’s grandmother spoke of a Japanese civil servant who worked on the railways with her and her sisters and wrote letters to them until he died. He looked for them after the war and burst into tears when he saw they had survived. 

“She was always very careful to delineate between him and the people that were starving her,” Chan said.

Though Chan deals with gaps in history in “The Storm We Made,” it is what Chan chooses to place in those gaps — loving characters and rich relationships — that is notable. Each of Chan’s characters has friends, and sometimes lovers, on different sides of the war, whether it’s Jujube connecting with a Japanese schoolteacher or Jasmin huddling with another child who is forced to work at a local comfort station for Japanese soldiers. 

“I think I wanted to write little love stories, and I wrote four of them,” Chan said. “They don’t always end the way you expect them to, but I wanted to show that there are all these different kinds of ways to love people.”

Chris Karnadi is a freelance writer.

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A MARTÍNEZ, BYLINE: You could fill a whole library with books about the mob and the history of the Mafia. A brand-new edition stands out thanks to the background of its author, Louis Ferrante. His new book is titled "Borgata: Rise Of Empire."

LOUIS FERRANTE: I was a criminal from when I was 13. I hijacked my first truck when I was 17. I led a hijacking heist crew of armed robbers within the Gambino crime family. We would get tips on either a heist or a hijacking - a truck coming out of the airport, say, for example, and we took it. You know, even safes, vaults - we did everything. And that's the only life I knew. You know, every day you just wake up, and it's just another crime. And that's all I did. And I loved it. I did indeed love it, I have to say.

The FBI hunted me, and to their credit, they got me. I was hit with racketeering indictments. I had three indictments. I eventually did go to jail. And we were able to get a plea without cooperating. I never informed. I never cooperated. But - so I took the 13 years, and I docked a life sentence. And in that time, I began reading. I fell in love with books. I taught myself how to write and had an opportunity to reflect on all the things I had done. And obviously, the regrets began to pile up. But until then, I loved it.

MARTÍNEZ: So reading the book - I mean, it's volume one, and it seems like you really got down to basics, covering the first 100 years, from Sicily in the 1860s to the 1960s mob in the U.S. Why did you decide to start there?

FERRANTE: Every Mafia movie, documentary and book that I've seen or read - they never get deep into the the origins of the Mafia. They just sort of glaze over it and say, well, it began with feudalism. And then there's a word or two on the subject and they move on to the glory pots, which is quick reading, good casual entertainment for people. So I dug deep, and I spent over a year just researching and studying where it may have come from. And I did confirm that it did start with feudalism in Sicily, and I was able to make comparisons that people never did between the Mafia and feudal society, between a lord of a manor and his vassals being identical to the relationship between a Mafia don and his soldiers.

And the reason why it was so powerful in Sicily - it boils down to family life, the family structure in Sicily. As Jean-Jacques Rousseau said, the family unit is the strongest government in the world. And each family was its own sort of entity. An extended family gave the patriarch a lot of power, and I think that was the key to Sicilian bonding. And then, as they point out - Marc Bloch, who's a feudal historian - he said they were able in feudal times to have extended families who they considered blood even though they were non-blood relations. And that's how the families grew bigger and bigger and more powerful.

And what is a mafia? It's a mafia family. And it's basically just an extension. The Gambinos were a perfect example of how one family unit became this giant extended family - i.e., the Gambino crime family.

MARTÍNEZ: So then how did it evolve in America? Was it simply just a case like we think it is, where Italian immigrants just kind of came over and wanted to protect themselves in a brand-new world?

FERRANTE: Part of it is exactly that. The reason why they left Sicily was a lot of the Mafiosos were considered criminals by the new government after the unification of Italy. Before that, they were sort of like revolutionaries. They were people who defended the people. And then suddenly they were called criminals. So a lot of them - they were becoming fugitives and heading to the United States and making a new life for themselves here. And a lot of them just came during the massive immigrant waves from Sicily and southern Italy.

And as they came here, a lot of them - like you said, they just banded together. There was a lot of discrimination in the United States against Italians, and a lot of them banded together and said, hey, look, if we're going to survive this ordeal, we're going to have to stick together. But there were a lot of hardworking Italians - I do point that out throughout the book - that had nothing to do with the Mafia, and a lot of times they suffered because of things the Mafia did.

MARTÍNEZ: Was there a moment, an event, something early on in the history of the Mafia in the United States, where it cemented power, or at least it gave the Mafia a sense, like, hey, we're here to stay, we've got some juice and America and whoever else has got to deal with us.

FERRANTE: Yes, I would say it's during Prohibition. When alcohol was outlawed - that was a key moment because the public was against that, and the public wanted alcohol. They had the closest-knit underworld group, the Italian Mafia, and they were able to deliver alcohol to the people who desperately wanted it. And they weren't seen anymore as these animals who were killing people in the street, they were seen as just people supplying the public with a demand.

And because of all the people they were able to corrupt throughout the Prohibition era - the politicians they once had, the judges they once had - they were able to continue those corrupt relationships post-Prohibition, after it was repealed. You know, they just kept running with it from there, and - until they controlled political machines across the United States and metropolitan areas everywhere.

MARTÍNEZ: You know, back in the early 1990s, I was sucked into the saga of John Gotti. And around that time, the movies "Goodfellas," "Casino," "A Bronx Tale" came out - it felt like the Italian Mafia was just ubiquitous with America, just another slice of American culture.

FERRANTE: (Laughter) Exactly.

MARTÍNEZ: What's the biggest myth or misconception that most people have about the Mafia?

FERRANTE: A lot of people do think it's glamorous, given the movies and television shows, but it's brutal. There are a lot of people who get killed for no reason at all but greed, deceit, its ambition, and people die for nothing every day.

MARTÍNEZ: One more thing, Lou. What do current Mafia members or past Mafia members or people you know that you've known in the Mafia - what do they think about what you've written down?

FERRANTE: You know, when I write, I have to be careful. I don't want to uncover anything new that might send somebody to prison. That would bother them, obviously. But so far they've been fine with it. They know that I never cooperated. I had every opportunity to snitch and I refused. I faced the rest of my life in prison.

I was in a maximum security penitentiary when I approached the bosses and underbosses who were with me, and I said to them, hey, look, if I never get out of here, if I have to leave in a pine box, I will. You know, I'll die in prison. I made this decision. I'm here. I'm not blaming anybody but myself. But if I can get out of here, I would like to go on my own. And they all said, sure. You know, with all the people snitching on them, they were happy to see somebody requesting an honorable discharge.

MARTÍNEZ: Yeah.

FERRANTE: And that's basically how I left the mob.

MARTÍNEZ: So you can get an honorable discharge from the mob - no blood in, blood out?

FERRANTE: It used to be - not anymore. And they've been fine with me ever since. So I was in Staten Island last month, and I bumped into a lot of guys, many of them who are active. You know, I kept it short - hello and goodbye, big hug and a kiss, and we kept moving. Yeah. And I'm careful not to say anything that would really, really upset them. But...

MARTÍNEZ: (Laughter).

FERRANTE: ...I do see people now. I mean, I bump into people...

FERRANTE: ...All the time, and they're fine with me.

MARTÍNEZ: That's Lou Ferrante, author of a new nonfiction trilogy about the mob. Volume 1 is out now. It's titled "Borgata: Rise Of Empire - A History Of The American Mafia." Lou, thanks a lot.

FERRANTE: Thank you so much, A. I appreciate it.

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Penelope Wilton as Lavinia Pinkerton and David Jonsson as Luke Fitzwilliam in Agatha Christie's Murder Is Easy.

Murder Is Easy review – shines a whole new light on this Agatha Christie classic

This inventive take on a vintage crime tale replaces an English police officer with a Nigerian attaché. It tackles race, feminism and class, while still being quintessentially English

I wonder if the best call an actor can get from their agent is the offer of a part in an Agatha Christie adaptation. The opening credits for Murder Is Easy offer a tantalising roll call of big TV names, including Penelope Wilton, Mark Bonnar, Mathew Baynton and Jon Pointing, but the thing about a murder mystery in which the murderer has a rather long hitlist is that most of them appear for only a scene or two. It seems as if it could be one of the easiest gigs in town.

The busiest of the lot, though, is Industry’s David Jonsson, who stars as Luke Fitzwilliam, refashioned from the retired English police officer of the original novel into a Nigerian attache, who has travelled to the UK to take up a position at Whitehall. The action, of which there is plenty, has been moved forward a couple of decades, to 1953, and there are reworkings of certain characters and plot points. Screenwriter Siân Ejiwunmi-Le Berre’s tweaking of the story suggests an inventive and imaginative new take on the 1939 original. The first half takes the most liberties with its source material and is by far the strongest, hinting at Fitzwilliam’s divided loyalties as a member of the ruling elite and a colonised subject of a nation close to independence. His conversations with his Nigerian friends in London, about pride, duty and obligation, make the prospect of him being dropped into a mostly white country village in the mid-20th century even more tantalising a dramatic prospect.

Yet this early promise soon fades into the background as Murder Is Easy settles in as a quintessentially BBC Christie adaptation. Fitzwilliam meets a woman named Lavinia Pinkerton (Wilton) on a train. Pinky, as she is known to her friends, tells him she is on her way to report murder – note the vagueness as to how many murders she is planning to report – and ropes him into a guessing game that casts him in the role of lead detective, though for the sake of this version, it is in an amateur capacity only. Pinky’s previously sleepy village has seen the deaths of too many residents for it not to be suspicious, and she is on the verge of joining the dots and exposing the responsible party.

Intrigued by the bait Pinkerton has left for him, Fitzwilliam travels to the village to investigate, meeting a classic murder-mystery cast that includes the vicar, the doctor and the lord of the manor. But there is an element of class war here, too, as the neighbouring village, where the poor people live, begins to boil over with resentment at how the rich are treating them, not least in the planning of a new town, which appears to be upsetting everyone within a 20-mile radius.

It throws a touch of feminism on to the fire, as the self-proclaimed “averagely observant secretary” Bridget Conway (Morfydd Clark) teams up with Fitzwilliam to add her better-than-average observation skills to the hunt for the killer; she notices details about hat colour and heels, for example, that only a woman might notice. And Fitzwilliam himself becomes a curious new presence in the village, accepted, in that he is part of the establishment, and also reminded that he is an outsider, covertly and overtly, when one of the villagers turns out to have a small private library of books on eugenics. It even touches on the ethics of the collection of historical objects from colonial nations, though in the end, it observes more than pushes the point.

Murder Is Easy begins to struggle under the weight of all it is trying to do and, by the second episode, the focus starts to fade, and its light touch is lost, as it both overexplains and underexplains what is going on, depending on the scene. Fitzwilliam talks about who has power and why it matters; other characters explain that women are often undervalued. It drifts towards the end as if it has run out of steam, and it feels strange for the festive Christie to be set at the height of summer – a tennis-whites Christmas, perhaps.

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