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A Population History of India: From the First Modern People to the Present Day

Tim Dyson


This book provides an account of the size and characteristics of India’s population stretching from the arrival of modern human beings until the present day. The periods considered include those of: the millennia that were occupied by hunting and gathering; the Indus valley civilization; the opening-up of the Ganges basin; and the eras of the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, and British colonial rule. The book also devotes substantial consideration to the unprecedented changes that have occurred in India since 1947. With reference to these and other periods, key topics addressed include: the sc ... More

Keywords: India, history, demography, mortality, fertility, migration, famines, epidemics, cities, urbanization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829058
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Dyson, author
Professor of Population Studies, Department of International Development, London School of Economics, UK