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Did ancient India witness the Great Flood? Why did the Buddha give his first sermon at Sarnath? How did the Europeans map India? Combining scholarship with sparkling wit, Sanjeev Sanyal sets out to explore how India's history was shaped by its geography - answering questions you may have never thought to ask. Moving from geological and genetic origins to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry, and full of surprises.

©2013 Sanjeev Sanyal (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Should be Course book

This book should definitely be included in the curriculum of History students. Thank You for such research and bringing it out.

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one of the best listens.

One of the best listens...from a geographical perspective it exploresany myriad topics...truly loved this...lots of trivia kept me engrossed...Bharat is indeed an ancient civilization with umpteen wonders...Vande Mataram

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unrivalled

knowledgeable books about indian history and myth in an thank full to Mr sanyal to write that type of which spin the mind

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An Interesting Read

An interesting book which aptly covers history and evolution of Indian Civilization and relates the same to Geographical factors.

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not actually sooo geographical

starts with the history of earth, and goes on to describe the anthropology of the subcontinent. but then delves into modern history for a very long time with only references to some geographic features which are similar to history books.

was expecting he would correlate why the historical events happend because of the geography, climate etc but alas...

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Time Traveling...!

excellent book and very well narrated. feels like a time travel through history of India.

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interesting and informative

the book took a very different look at Indian history and geography- must read this interesting narrative

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A very well researched and written book

Author Sanjeev Sanyal has physically gone to many of these places and in many occasions got the exact translation done for accurate depiction. In no manner is any bias depicted as several view points have been accommodated.

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worth listening

The book narrated Indian civilization very well and perfectly linked to the topography of the nation and rivers. Great record of history of India.
loved it.

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Holistic Overvie of Indian's Geography frm history

Loved it. Content was well structured, narration was lively. Memorable experience as listener winds back & forth on India of different times & varying shades of successful society!