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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 unique narration about a glorious civilization

Loved the perspective and style of the author. A thoroughly interesting and well balanced take on India's history.

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Indispensable Read

A brainstorming read!
Strongly recommend to every Indian who wants to understand the nuanced linkages between India's geography and her magnificent history, social setting, cultural milieu, religious pluralism and economic landscapes.
Not intending to be a hyperbole...but this book is a living marvel and I can only pray for those who haven't savoured it.

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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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Time Traveling...!

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

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based on loose assumptions.

meant for readers who are new to history
narration is great story is great but its based on assumptions and fails at producing history
content as factually rich as rs sharma or upinder singh
since author is an economist.

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a must read

a must read book to understand bharats history. author has a fresh perspective and doesn't present a right or left view but let's reader to visualise the transformation over centuries.

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audio is extremely poor from mid way of chapter 5

audio very poor post chapter 5. unable to hear clearly. extremely disappointing to have such poor quality

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awesome book

great book and loved it..Narration could have been better ( sound glitches as well as otherwise)

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A nice book on the geographical history of India

I was searching for a book on the geographical history of India. This book has insights to see Indian History and development of modern India.