One of the four cradles of civilization, ancient India supported a thriving civilization that featured a network of cities carefully laid out in ordered grid patterns. Through thoughtful narrative supported by fully documented quotes, this title begins with A Brief History of Ancient India and then examines these questions: What Part Did India's Early Cultures Play in the Birth of Hinduism? How Did Alexander's Invasion of India Alter Indian Culture? How Did Foreign Invasions Give Rise to India's Largest Empire? How Did One Indian Ruler Help Transform Buddhism into a World Religion?