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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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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!

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Excellent.

Beautifully rendered. I could literally visualize the images as the narrator went on with the story. packaged a lot into one book.

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wo Wonderful book

Threads together many different topics very well. The narration was also very good. Kudos to Audible for bringing it up.

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True Indian history has a new champion

Excellent book written with sound scientific temper.

The author has personally traveled to the locations mentioned in the book to provide an insight which a regular history text never can.

He will tell you exactly where to go in modern day India to find nuggets and relics of our glorious and tragic past. Indian history finally has a scientific, unbiased champion.

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A bit shallow

Good for light reading... Filled with lot of biased influences....narration is not good... Lot of husks n whusks

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Must read for Indian History

nicely compiled and written,
lots of facts, stories, anecdotes and references.
surely recommended. must read.


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Briefly Vast

Extremely touched by the flow of the writing. A must read for everyone globally. A vivid description of ancient to modern is well meaning and relevant to all. Civilisational theory is quite new and interesting read