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Land of seven rivers

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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.

    BOOK, 192 pages
    Published 15-11-2012
  • Original Title : Land of seven rivers
  • Genre : History
  • ISBN : 8184756712 (ISBN13: 9788184756715)
  • Language : en
  • User assigned genres : Geography, Indian Subcontinent, Ancient Indian History
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ABOUT Sanjeev Sanyal
Sanjeev Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal is the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India. An internationally acclaimed economist and best-selling author, he spent two decades in the financial sector and was Global Strategist & Managing Director at Deutsche Bank till 2015. He was named Young Global Leader by the ... more


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Kanika Thakur rated it
July 09, 2020
Either we were not taught anything interesting in school or were not taught in an interesting manner. Either way, this book was an eye-opener, I have started reading Indian history. Its a primer and if you have traveled a bit across the country, it will make much more sense.
Guruprasad rated it
December 17, 2019
When I completed reading this book by Sanjeev, below are the thoughts which came to my mind . An Outstanding Book with clear cut Narration of the History with Geography in point of view for the Indian Nation , when you have studied the history in schools and college by the authors of left leaning and with a planned agenda of tarnishing the Ancient Hindu Civilization and Glorifying the Invaders and Abrahamic religions and the atrocity causing by these two in the name of Conquering and Colonization , this book create a different perception of th ... more


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