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The New Cambridge History of India

The New Cambridge History of India is a major multi-volume work of historical scholarship published by Cambridge University Press. It replaced The Cambridge History of India published between 1922 and 1937.

The new history is being published as a series of individual works by single authors and, unlike the original, does not form a connected narrative.[1] Also unlike the original, it only covers the period since the fourteenth century. The whole has been planned over four parts:

  • Pt. I The Mughals and their Contemporaries.
  • Pt. II Indian States and the Transition to Colonialism.
  • Pt. III The Indian Empire and the beginnings of Modern Society.
  • Pt. IV The Evolution of Contemporary South Asia.



The Mughals and their ContemporariesEdit

  • Pearson, M. N. (1987). The Portuguese in India. p. 198. 
  • Stein, Burton (1989). Vijaynagar. p. 167. 
  • Beach, Milo Cleveland (1992). Mughal and Rajput Painting. p. 336. 
  • Asher, Catherine B. (1992). Architecture of Mughal India. p. 386. 
  • Richards, John F. (1995). The Mughal Empire. p. 337. 
  • Michell, George (1995). Architecture and Art of Southern India: Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750. p. 316. 
  • Michell, George; Zebrowski, Mark (1999). Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanate. p. 328. 
  • Eaton, Richard M. (2005). A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761 Eight Indian Lives. p. 236. 

Indian States and the Transition to ColonialismEdit

  • Bayly, Christopher Alan (1988). Indian society and the making of the British Empire. p. 225. 
  • Marshall, P. J. (1987). Bengal: The British Bridgehead. Eastern India 1740-1828. p. 204. 
  • Grewal, J. S. (1990). The Sikhs of the Punjab. p. 293. 
  • Gordon, Stewart (1993). The Marathas 1600-1818. p. 211. 
  • Prakash, Om (1998). European commercial enterprise in pre-colonial India. p. 383. 

The Indian Empire and the Beginnings of Modern SocietyEdit

  • Jones, Kenneth W. (1989). Socio-religious reform movements in British India. p. 246. 
  • Bose, Sugata (1993). Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital: Rural Bengal since 1770. p. 212. 
  • Tomlinson, B. R. (1993). The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970. p. 249. 
    • Second edition:Tomlinson, B. R. (2013). The Economy of Modern India: From 1860 to the Twenty-First Century. 
  • Metcalf, Thomas R. (1995). Ideologies of the Raj. p. 252. 
  • Arnold, David (2000). Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India. p. 248. 
  • Ramusack, Barbara N. (2004). The Indian Princes and Their States. p. 299. 

The Evolution of Contemporary South AsiaEdit

  • Brass, Paul (1994). The Politics of India since Independence. 
  • Forbes, Geraldine (1996). Women in Modern India. p. 302. 
  • Bayly, Susan (1999). Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. p. 426. 
  • Ludden, David (1999). An Agrarian History of South Asia. p. 261. 

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McLeod, John. (2002). The History of India. Westport: Greenwood Press. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-313-31459-9.