These are thematic volumes which update the old Cambridge History of India (1922- )(3rd floor DS 436 .C22). Each volume of the NCHI has a distinct title, and concludes with an extensive bibliographic essay.
An encyclopedic work with articles on the main ideas and movements of global cultural history from antiquity to the present day. The NDHI focuses not only on the ideas themselves, but also on the cultural environments in which they arose, and their transformations and influence.[To access freely online, scroll down past the entries for "Science Encyclopedia" in the link provided.] One can profitably also consult the entries in the earlier (1973-74) Dictionary of the History of Ideas( online and Ref CB5 .D52), which approaches much of the same subject matter but more from the perspective of examining the history of influential texts.