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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If you are interested in the history of India, then it is a book that you should read. The author has done a very thorough research and has tried to portray how the country has come into existence ... Read full review

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Land of the Seven Rivers A Brief History of India's Geography by Sanjeev Sanyal We live on the ground floor and, to our right, is an empty flat. The other day, the absentee landlady was over as she's ... Read full review

Contents

Dedication
Of Geneticsand Tectonics
The Age of Lions
The Age of Merchants
From Sindbad to Zheng
The Mappingof India 7 Trigonometry and Steam
Authors Note
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