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The Battles That Shaped Indian History

Ajay Singh (Author) Monisha Singh (Author)

The Battles that Shaped Indian History is a concise, factual account of the battles that have decided India?s destiny. It covers a spectrum spanning almost two and a half millennia- from Alexandra?s battle with King Poros on the banks of the Jhelum River in 326 BC to India?s decisive victory over Pakistan in 1971. Twelve of India?s major battles have been covered, each embellished with detailed maps and photographs. The characteristics of the main protagonists, the tactics and weaponry utilized by both sides and also the turning moment of the battles have been enumerated to make the battles come alive and help the reader understand them better. The book provides an interesting and incisive account of India?s military history and provides an illuminating overview of its battles. It highlights the tactical concepts, weaponry and thinking of Indian armies down the ages and also brings out the inherent flaws and weaknesses which were so often exploited by foreign invaders. The lessons of these battles can be applied in today?s conflicts and hold relevance even in the battlegrounds of the future.

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About the authors

Ajay Singh

He took his doctorate (Ph.d) in Botany, precisely Lichenology (a branch of botany).  During early years (precisely seven) of his professional career he taught botany to degree classes.  Later, he joined National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, one among the chain of laboratories of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.  For the first two years he worked on higher plants but later he switched over to the field of lichenology, which he switched over to the field of lichenology, which he remained stuck to, till his retirement from job.  He then worked as the Principal Investigator of five years research project carried out at National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property.  Lucknow and funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.  Its objective was to study the harmful effect of lichen growth on the surface of Indian monuments and to suggest curative measures in this regard.  Beyond his professional career, he developed interest in the study of Indology, especially the ancient period of Indian history.  Literature on ancient Indian history, mythology, religion, scriptures, ancient Indian thoughts (philosophy and science) and archaeology provided him (a botanist) sufficient plant related matter that has resulted in the production of this book.

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Monisha Singh

Monisha Singh, the better half on this husband-wife team is herself an acclaimed journalist. She has written widely on a wide range of subjects including, fine arts, design, features and lifestyles. She is an acclaimed Odissi dancer and presently a successful soft-skills instructor based in Pune.

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Title The Battles That Shaped Indian History
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pentagon Press
Language: English
isbn 9788182745735
length xii+288p., 24cm.