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but most of the reviews are by people's friends. I know this for a fact. Secondly, I haven't found anything that seems right. That's why I'm asking.
If your friends are writers - then surely they'd be better placed to know about this rather than a music community?
Anyway - http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-India-Blackwell-World/dp/0631205462 has reviews from press so, unless they're all mates, seems like a good bet.
i take it you are new?
i don't think being a writer automatically makes you the font of all knowledge and academic disciplines
thanks for the recommendation
Calm down. It's the Social Board of a music website.
You're a total child.
questioned why they're posting on here unless it's a jag. so...
anyways, do you want something weighty and fact based or a bit more personal and eye witness type level?
i think both would be good, but i'm probably more attracted to the personal and eye witness type thing
more personal taste and so on, and I think there'll be less of a consensus on what a 'good one' is. I take it you mean the modern history as well? Including independence from britain and/or separation into the pakistans and india?
Something like Wild Swans but based on india be what you mean? Or inbetween something like that and a penguin guide?
I feel like a library guide, just before I recommend the most inappropriate book.
"I think you want THIS madam"
"This is a book about aboriginal music?"
"YES! I think it's what you ACTUALLY want here"
I was just trying to help.
And, no - I'm not new.
Should be plenty to be had on Amazon. Get one published after 1980.
i had a look at amazon but there are too many but not exactly what i'm looking for, which would cover maybe the past two/three centuries up to now. maybe i need two books.
also, it would be nice to have a personal recommendation
...as before 1980, India had no history of it's own, having to make do with a Laotian supplement.
There probably will be.
Will this do?