Land of seven rivers: History of India's Geography

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Penguin UK, Nov 15, 2012 - History - 192 pages
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DID THE GREAT FLOOD OF INDIAN LEGEND ACTUALLY HAPPEN? WHY DID THE BUDDHA WALK TO SARNATH TO GIVE HIS FIRST SERMON? HOW DID THE EUROPEANS MAP INDIA? The history of any country begins with its geography. With sparkling wit and intelligence, Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to explore India and look at how the country’s history was shaped by, among other things, its rivers, mountains and cities. Traversing remote mountain passes, visiting ancient archaeological sites, crossing rivers in shaky boats and immersing himself in old records and manuscripts, he considers questions about Indian history that we rarely ask: Why do Indians call their country Bharat? How did the British build the railways across the subcontinent? Why was the world’s highest mountain named after George Everest? Moving from the geological beginnings of the subcontinent to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and full of surprises. It is the most entertaining history of India you will ever read.

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Amazingly easy to read and rich with details. - Flipkart
Easy to read and fascinating conversation starter. - Flipkart
It gives an insight into who an Indian actually is!!!! - Flipkart

Great Book

User Review  - GYAN PRAKASH - Flipkart

This book is one of the best I have read on geography. The writing is very simple and makes you go along with the history. It gives an insight into who an Indian actually is!!!! Read full review

Very Good book for history, a must to read

User Review  - SUNDER SINGH - Flipkart

Book is necessarily a history book. At first i thought it as a geography book but i found it useful in the way that it connects the two. Learning history through geographical land marks is really ... Read full review


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