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A Captivating Guide to the History of India, the East India Company and Dutch East India Company
Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: History, World

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of India, then pay attention...

Three captivating books in one audiobook:

  • History of India: A Captivating Guide to Ancient India, Medieval Indian History, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi, and More
  • The East India Company: A Captivating Guide to the English Company That Was Created for the Exploitation of Trade with East and Southeast Asia and India
  • The Dutch East India Company: A Captivating Guide to the First True Multinational Corporation and Its Impact on the Dutch War of Independence from Spain

Some of the chapters covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The Indus River Valley
  • Mythology of the Vedic Age
  • Aryan India and the Great Vedic Debate
  • Alexander the Great
  • The Gupta Empire
  • Babur and the Mughal Empire
  • The Taj Mahal and a Story of Love
  • East India Company Rule
  • The British Raj
  • The Caste System
  • Mohandas Gandhi
  • The Salt March and Independence
  • Wildlife, Then and Now
  • A Brief History of the Curry
  • The Space Program
  • And much, much more!

Some of the chapters covered in part two of this book include:

  • The Company’s First Century: Establishment and Growth of the EIC, Rivals, and Issues
  • Effects of the EIC: Changes in the British Society, Impact on Local People Groups, and Growth of the British Empire
  • Notable Individuals of the EIC Era
  • And much, much more!

Some of the chapters covered in part three of this book include:

  • Birth of a Corporation
  • The Company on the Rise
  • Fall of the Giant
  • Structure and Organization of the VOC
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the India, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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  • Alejandra Mendenhall
  • 20-05-2020

This is a wonderful book

This is a wonderful book, filled with detail, yet well written and engaging. Both scholarly and popular, it is just the right mix of factual information, interpretation and entertainment. I highly recommend it.

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  • Arthur Cerrone
  • 20-05-2020

I Liked It

The impartiality of the book ,and the lack of propoganda, which is characteristic of new age british historians, make this book enlightening

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  • Belia Weimar
  • 20-05-2020

Very Well Done

As an international business consultant I wanted to learn more about Indian history. The author's work provided a excellent scholastic view into how historical events have shaped the political, economic, and cultural demographics found today in the South-Asian region.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2020

Detailed Book

A detailed and modern re-writing of history. The book is very informative and includes the works of other well placed historians.

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  • Mclaughlin
  • 20-05-2020

Well researched.

Well researched. Easy, humorous writing style a welcome relief for a serious subject. Recommended to all.

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  • Diana
  • 11-05-2020

Good One

There a few minor challenges to the book, in particular its introduction to the European presence in India is weak but it eventually recovers the narrative as the British presence becomes a real factor in India.

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  • Willow
  • 11-05-2020

Outstanding

This is an outstanding general history of India and is strongly recommended. The narrative is very well written and organized, making it a very useful broad discussion of Indian history. I had read a similar general history of India 15 years ago and this book is far better written and includes much recent scholarship.

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  • Melody Shelody
  • 11-05-2020

So Good

My son is quite the history buff and really enjoys reading all history. He wanted this book to truly understand India's history. He thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Jacqueline
  • 09-05-2020

Very well written

Very well written and covers so much of India's history in a succinct manner. Would recommend reading this by anyone who is interested in the history of that country.

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  • Miranda D
  • 09-05-2020

Impressive

The book was as it was described, and I am currently using it for one of my history courses.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-2020

Informative

A lot of information about trading companies and the trade from India.
This audible is a welcome addition to the Captivating History array of audibles because I suspect Americans know no more of India's history than was shown in the movie Gandhi (like myself).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-2020

Very Informative

Great audible on the history of India. Recommended listening.
I was able to discover a lot about India's history that I didn't know before.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Wow

This was a great audible about an area that so little is known or taught about in the Western world. It gives a good oversight on the reasons behind some of the conflicts and tensions that currently exists in India and their neighbors, especially some of the disputed areas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Sweeping coverage

I really didn't know anything about India before I read about it. I learned so much great information from this book bundle. All the information was informative and detailed and I enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

superb job

This nimble little story explains the beginnings of their 200-year reign over trade and their eventual decline (and the reasons for it). While Spain, Portugal, France, and England were fighting over the New World, the clever Dutch decided to go after trade in the East Indies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Superb job

The entire economic system we have today comes from this company (first publicly sold stock, formed the first stock market, created stock futures, short selling, stock options, and many more). This company also helped discover Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Good collection

A good overview of Indian culture. It’s so fascinating to study of the geography & of foods . This audible should be used as textbook on this fabulous culture!
Another superb job of research & writing on important subject matter !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Very good overview

Very good overview of India's history, enough tidbits to stimulate your interests, and so many eras. This is a dynamic region of the world. Now add sections on both the British and Dutch East Indies Companies, and you have a quite a nice collection of history.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Good collection

Very good overview of India's history, enough tidbits to stimulate your interests, and so many eras. This is a dynamic region of the world.

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  • Graham Pallant
  • 17-05-2020

Detailed History !!!

The different dynamics of religion, empire building, invasions from the Greeks, Huns (who knew), Turks, Tartars, Mongols and then the Europeans who came to trade, but conquered and tried to destroy their culture. Well done.