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John Keay

Author of India: A History

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John Keay is a historian write, and world-downed South Asia expert. He is the author of nineteen books, including Into India, India Discovered, and China: A History.
— biography from India: A History
India: A History 1,134 copies, 16 reviews
China: A History 485 copies, 8 reviews
The Spice Route: A History 275 copies, 4 reviews
India Discovered 99 copies, 2 reviews
Everest: Summit of Achievement (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
Travels in the Interior of Africa (Introduction, some editions) 392 copies, 7 reviews
The London Encyclopedia (some editions) 363 copies, 3 reviews
Lamas of the Western Heavens (Introduction, some editions) 47 copies, 3 reviews
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Born in 1941 in Devon, England, Keay was educated at Ampleforth College, York and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a demy (scholar) in Modern History. His tutors included the historian A J P Taylor and the playwright Alan Bennett. He first visited India in 1965 and has been returning there about every two years ever since. After a brief spell as a political correspondent (The Economist), he assisted in the revision of the last edition of John Murray's Handbook to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (1975) and wrote Into India, his first book.
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