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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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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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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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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

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History through the lens of civilization

Wonderful read! well researched and brining a new dimension to history of Indian civilizational journey

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A Great Read

Sanjeev writes history in a unique way, focussing on the daily lives and cultural aspects. Specially enjoyed the rise and fall of cities