History and Culture of the Indian People is a series of eleven volumes on the history of India, from prehistoric times to the establishment of the modern state in 1947. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Historian R.C. Majumdar was the general editor of the series, as well as a major contributor. Ramesh Chandra Majumdar (December 4 1888- February 12 1980 was an Indian Historian and Vice-Chancellor of Dacca University.
The first volume is about the Vedic period. The Vedic Period (or Vedic Age) is the period in the History of India during which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, were being It has 27 chapters by 11 contributors. Three chapters and part of a fourth were written by R. C. Majmdar. Other contributors to the first volume are V. M. Apte, A. D. Puslker and B. K. Gosh. The volume discusses the archaeolgy, geology, flora, fauna and other aspects of this period. It includes a chapter on the palaeolithic, neolithic and copper ages by H. D. Sankali.
Historian John Keay describes the work as :
. John Keay (born 1941 is an English Journalist and Historian. He specialises in writing popular histories about India and the Far East . . a standard work of many volumes commissioned in the 1950s to celebrate India's liberation from foreign rule and foreign scholarship. "
". Isis is an Academic journal published by The University of Chicago Press devoted to the History of science, History of medicine Montague Francis Ashley Montagu (born Israel Ehrenberg on June 28 1905, East London England - died November 26 1999, Princeton New Jersey . . the first volume of the first genuine history of India. . . . [and that it] is likely to remain for many generations the most important of all histories of India, and, indeed, renders all others obsolete if not superfluous.