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T of the book except for the first chapter barely acknowledges this supposed orientation There is nothing that distinguishes this from the other books on Indian history that I have read except that the author is clearly nationalistic in outlook has a penchant for wild theories and is always willing to ive priority to a A Beach Party with Alexis good story over confusing details in the interest of brevity or maybe bias The book reads like a standard if stylized history And for that there are many better books out there The title of this book is what hooked me A brief history of India seography The problem is that the book doesn t live up to it There is nothing brief about the history it covers and there s less and less Anak Bajang Menggiring Angin geography as it progressesThe biggest problem for me was that Sanjeev Sanyal took too much He starts as early as the Harappan civilization and ends in modern day India In eight chapters it s impossible to do justice to such a vast span of history in a country as old and diverse as India So for me he bit off way than he could chew Also the book becomes less and less centred aroundeography and becomes a series of interesting facts mish mashed together in historical time periods So while the content itself has interesting moments it has no flow and ends up being repetitive in its style and unending in its directionA The House Guest Box Set (SwingersThreesome Bisexual MMF Cuckold Hotwife Menage) ) great idea for a book but a misleading title for this one Not worth a read at all in my opinion A clear North Indian bias South India ignored except for the coasts Hampi and Kishkhindha For all the author cares about it the North east probably doesn t even exist The author s concerned about the continuities of Indian civilization the chakra the lion people adding their names to Ashokan pillars and Indians having a sense of civilizational identity and history A few parts for example those about the Saraswati and the Trigonometric survey are thought provoking and might lead to a serious bout ofooglingwiki ing The title and cover info are misleading and I wouldn t suggest this book if one wants to know about the history of India s eography or Indian history or Indian eographyAlso not funny or entertaining bland Do not expect a Bill Bryson Five millennia one history one nation one helluva bookShort review This book is a second much Operational Culture for the Warfighter grander and a much better attempt by the author to answer one uestion This time around though heoes deeper and farther back in the history of the land of seven rivers India presents us with his findings and posits that India has had a sense of history one that not only The Butterfly and the Baron goes back several unbroken thousand years but has found echo in successive empires and invaders seeking to associate themselves with this history As the author travels through the country in time as well aseography we are treated to some long forgotten incidents that should have been part of our curricula as well as fascinating insights into such endeavours as the mapping of the country by the colonials which itself was a source of competitive advantage in a manner of speaking The second uestion which the author attempted to answer in his first book but with less than middling success is why India went into decline a thousand years ago The answer my friend is blowin in the wind and you need to turn the pages to find it The truth is out there in the hardcover A must read Makes it to my best books I have read in 2013 See my full review at. Ndian history that we rarely ask Why do Indians call their country Bharat How did the British build the railways across the subcontinent What was it like to sail on an Indian Ocean merchant ship in the fifth century AD Why was the world's highest mountain named after George Everest.
Ction of random often interesting facts laid down chronologically facts that have to do with the various phases of urbanization in India than Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (The Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter Book, geography Geography at best provides a background to historical events in this narrative The Saraswati river predictably makes many appearances in the book as Sanyal traces the historical evolution of Indianseographical knowledge through textual sources like the Vedas Mahabharata and Ramayana Another major theme in this book is India s trade links with other cultures and places through which India exported its culture and civilization Sanyal writes about this with typical nationalistic pride that is tinged with nostalgia for the Taras Song glory daysHowever what s most annoying is how Sanyal constantly marshals silly parallels between India s past present in a bullheaded attempt to prove India s civilizational continuity not that I deny it He also makes up wild theories without providing any source for the same which totally ruined his credibility for me He constantly attempts to buttress his point that Indians were not an ahistorical people as most Western scholars are wont to assert In this I partly agree with him However if one compares our sporadic hagiographic record keeping to the almost obsessive detached documentation of ancient China we fare poorly Sanyal s primary argument to prove Indians historical consciousness is the Ashoka edicts and how succeeding dynasties Guptas Tughlas as well as the British inscribed their names on various edicts and hence saw themselves as the inheritors of an ancient civilization And lastly he has a massive boner for the lion both as an animal and as a signifier of royal authority that has followed India down the centuries and todayraces India s official emblemThe Land of Seven Rivers ultimately is a book that believes in the uestionable motto Never let the truth Atlas of Anatomy get in the way of aood story Please avoid There are much better history books out there Confused attempt at Indian history Too much of an Out of India bias a proper hardon for lions random backward forward skipping over large tracts of time and in Dont Let Go (Tyack Frayne, general losing the plot entirely in the second part of the book hurts the otherwise adeuate writing Readers looking for a robust yet eminently readable book on Indian history will be well advised to read John Keay s India a History A slight nit the back cover of my edition has an appreciative uote from Amish Tripathi of the Shiva trilogy uoting verbatim A fascinating new look at Indian history and civilization Sadly there is nothing new or fascinating about this book but ironically we have Amish a poor writer and confuser of history patting the back of a significantly better writer with a superior hold on history I would keep my eye out for new attempts by Sanjeev Sanyal We live on theround floor and to our right is an empty flat The other day the absentee landlady was over as she s Under Crescent and Cross getting the flat all dolled up so she can rent it out She popped in on us with a friend and we chatted It so happened that she and her friend both used to be school teachers and her friend had just recently dro The author repeatedly claims uniueness to his book by saying it is about the history of India seography The introduction detailing out this objective for the book makes a case that this is an interesting way to look at Indian history and to be honest it is However the res. 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 uestions about
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Probably one of the best book i have come across What i admired about this book is that it is not written like those leftist writers who shoved their narratives on your face This book Atlantis, Alien Visitation Genetic Manipulation gives various perspectives to think about This clears many many misconceptions on Indian history What we learn in our schools are nothing but a bunch of lies Wrote in such an interesting way that you can finish the book in oneo This book actually create interest in Indian history which was completed disappeared earlier by our boring school texts The author intertwines Vamped (Vamped, geography and history in a very beautiful way The book doesn t take you much in detail But the way it has been written is amazing You willain a lots of information and most of the time be surprised A reat book about Indian history which is readable authentic and unbiased Every page has some interesting facts about India which are exciting and insightfulSurely a book to read to understand how India has reached today where she hasIt was fun reading this book I enjoyed it thoroughly Wish this kind of books was there in our schools and colleges Love itHighly recommended for everyone Now i have eyes on other book of his the ocean of churn Hope the author keep writing books like this Batch 2018 2020 MTech UDMGroup NoG15Submitted by Akanksha Dewan Ananyo Bandyopadhyay Anushkriti Apurva J Sinkar Apurva Sethia Disha KhannaLand of the Seven Rivers By Sanjeev SanyalThe book Land of the Seven Rivers is a uniue attempt to present a historical narrative analysing the eography of land over a period of time Sanjeev Sanyal embarks to investigate India and take a lance at how the nation s history was moulded by its streams mountains and urban communities He navigates through remote mountain passes visits antiuated archaeological destinations crosses streams in flimsy vessels and drenches himself in old records and original copies This is a book for the eneral reader or explorer searching for a connection however not excessively reuesting prologue to the authentic foundation to contemporary India Land of the Seven Rivers is an approachable book that winds through the recogni This is the best book on Indian history that I have ever come across Although it is a narrative of India s The End of the Hunt geography and history objective and straightforward you ll neveret bored The fact that the author has Rozvaliny Gorlanu (Hraničářův učeň, gone through a lot of material and has been at the various places mentioned in the book is evident from the detailed narrative The narrative can be a little pacy at times but the author never ceases to amaze you by the facts that he brings out in this bookYou ll enjoy it thouroughly if you are a history enthusiast Well I m one and I ve already set it apart for reading it againA wonderful book and worth a read any day The Land of Seven Rivers is an oversimplified inaccurate history of India with a pronounced nationalistic tilt Sanyal seems to believe in the Out of India theory though he is not confident enough to proclaim this outright His writing is substandard and lacks the nuance essential toood history I would recommend John Keay s India A Brief History for an unbiased accessible almost poetically written history of IndiaI find it difficult to understand what Sanyal set out to achieve with this book The subtitle claims it to be A Brief History of India s Geography but that it most certainly is not It reads like a colle. Did the Great Flood of Indian legend actually happen Why did the Buddha walk to Sarnath to Bikini give his first sermon How did the Europeans map IndiaThe history of any country begins with itseography With sparkling wit and intelligence Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to explore India and look.
Sanjeev Sanyal is an economist urban theorist and writer He grew up in Sikkim Kolkata and Delhi before heading off to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar He spent the tumultuous summer of 1993 in South Africa as it transitioned from apartheid and then extensively travelled through Guatemala as it emerged from civil war These experiences made him a keen observer of rapidly changing societies an inter