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His country in terms of both its historical and geographical context This The Best Book On best book on history that I have come across Although it is a narrative of India s geography and history objective and straightforward you ll never get bored The fact that the author has gone through a lot of material and has been at the various places mentioned in the book is vident 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 The Land of Seven Rivers is AN OVERSIMPLIFIED INACCURATE HISTORY OF INDIA WITH A PRONOUNCED oversimplified inaccurate history of India with a pronounced tilt Sanyal seems to believe in the Out of India theory though he is not confident Gangbang Slut enough to proclaim this outright His writing is substandard and lacks the nuancessential to good 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 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 general losing the plot One Con Glory entirely in the second part of the book hurts the otherwise adeuate writing Readers looking for a robust yetminently 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 Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows 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 myye out for new attempts by Sanjeev Sanyal We live on the ground floor and to our right is an The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) empty flat The other day the absentee landlady was over as she s 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 dropped out of teaching because as she put it schools are The author repeatedly claims uniueness to his book by saying it is about the history of India s geography 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 rest of the bookxcept 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 Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, except that the author is clearly nationalistic in outlook has a penchant for wild theories and is always willing to give priority to a 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 s geography 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 geography as it progressesThe biggest problem for me was that Sanjeev Sanyal took too much He starts asarly as the Harappan civilization and A Fairly Honourable Defeat ends in modern day India Inight 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 around geography 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 nds up being repetitive in its style and unending in its directionA 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 xcept for the coasts Hampi and Kishkhindha For all the author cares about it the North Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue east probably doesn tven The Man Without a Face 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 forxample those about the Saraswati and the Trigonometric survey are thought provoking and might lead to a serious bout of googlingwiki 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 geography or Indian history or Indian geographyAlso not funny or Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) entertaining bland Do notxpect a Bill Bryson Five millennia one history one nation one helluva bookShort review This book is a second much grander and a much better attempt by the author to answer one uestion This time around though he goes 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 goes back several unbroken thousand years but has found cho in successi. 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. .

Different cultures and societies In the course of the narrative we come across the greater part of the points of interest one would xpect the Vedas Ashoka the Ramayana and Mahabharata the different urban communities of Delhi the Mughals the British and their mapmakers partition and in addition the ascent of another India manifested by the formation and rapid growth of Gurgaon a focal point for the call centre industry south of Delhi and identified by shining office towers metro stations shopping centres lavish lodgings and a large number of occupations and businesses There are some inuisitive by routes along the way Sanyal cites from ongoing hereditary testing that recommends that despite the fact that there are hereditary linkages amongst Europeans and North Indians the specific variations of the ualities found in the two spots point to the two populaces parting from basic predecessors in the district of the Persian inlet no less than 8000 years ago considerably sooner than customary records of an Aryan attack from Central Asia around 1500 BC would propose There was no Aryan intrusion bringing the Vedic religion and the author infers that his sense is that the Harappans were a multi Threads Of The Shroud ethnic culture rather like India today The Rig Vedic individuals could well have been a piece of this foaming blendAs indicated by Sanyal the Land of the Seven Rivers is an attempt to write a brief andclectic history of India s geography It is about the changes in India s natural and human landscape about ancient trade routes and cultural linkages the rise and fall of cities about dead rivers and the legends that keep them alive p 3 As this depiction proposes it is particularly an impressionistic study and to consider it a past filled with India s geology is fairly misrepresented Topographical perspectives are considered and alluded to waterways streets the working of urban communities and so on yet they are not incorporated into the story they are All Seated on the Ground episodes to be noted as are others of a non geological nature There is minimal genuinendeavour to arrange the occasions inside a geological setting as far as the relief of the land the varieties of soil or atmosphere the sorts and profitability of agribusiness the frameworks of water system or land residency and their relationship to social and political structures Obviously one ought not be too hard on the author here for he doesn t profess to have Untitled. embarked to give a precise topographical treatment of Indian history Or maybe as he concedes the book centres around to some degree a distinctive arrangement of inuiries such as whether there is any fact in antiuated legends about the Great Flood for what reason do Indians call their nation Bharat what do the legendsnlighten us concerning how Indians saw the geology of their nation in the Iron Age for what reason did the Buddha give his first sermon at Sarnath simply outside Varanasi what give his first sermon at Sarnath simply outside Varanasi what it like to sail on an Indian Ocean merchant ship in the fifth century AD As will be obvious this is a light contact specific survey of Indian history for the general reader by an author who as an Wiring expert market analyst is a long way from being a specialist in Indian history This has a few benefits The book covers anxtensive variety of material in a way that does not cause Against All Odds exhaustion or overpower the reader in the manner in which that point by point narratives of India usually do Sanyal skips deftly amongst districts and civilisations and his fairly innocent composed style will be agreeable to numerous readers new to the materialxhibited A satisfying Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage element of the book is the space it gives to thexpansions of Indian civilisation into South East Asia into nations like Vietnam Thailand and Java matters which regular records of this scope freuently disregard and which yet delineate for the writer a move that happened in the attitude of Indians from a hazard taking The DOS entrepreneurial culture that drove shippers tostablish new Indian settlements abroad by around 1000 AD a less flexible and closed civilisation significantly less open to the potential outcomes of movement and Against All Odds exchange beyond India The way to India s ongoing monetary and social resurgence has been contends Sanyal its recuperation of its prior soul of disclosure andxchange and correspondence with whatever remains of the world as spoken to by the Indian diaspora some 25 30 million in number which because of globalization and innovation would now be able to look after business individual and social connections with India in ways that would have been incomprehensible an age back Land of the Seven Rivers is in short an impressionistic study of the long range of Indian history starting with the Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism early peoplentering India from the Persian Gulf and coming full circle in the ascent of an advanced sparkling and progressively urban India as the sub continent Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils enters the 21st Century Lacking reuired investigation or the sort of detail that can open to the reader genuine bits of knowledge into the lives and issues going up against Indians of past occasions it is a book for the generalxplorer inuisitive to learn about. 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 come across What i about this book that it is not written like those leftist writers book is that it is not written like those leftist writers shoved their narratives on your face This book 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 one go This book actually create interest in Indian history which was completed disappeared Payment Due earlier by our boring school texts The author intertwines 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 will gain a lots of information and most of the time be surprised A great book about Indian history which is readable authentic and unbiased Every page has some interesting facts about India which arexciting and insightfulSurely a book to read to understand how India has reached today where she hasIt was fun reading this book I Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, enjoyed it thoroughly Wish this kind of books was there in our schools and colleges Love itHighly recommended forveryone Now i have yes 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 geography of land over a period of time Sanjeev Sanyal mbarks to investigate India and take a glance 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 general reader or The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, explorer searching for a connection however notxcessively reuesting prologue to the authentic foundation to contemporary India Land of the Seven Rivers is an approachable book that winds through the recognizable scene of the historical backdrop of the Indian sub continent It talks Turbulence extensively about the culture growth progress and geography of IndiaThe Aaryans made it to the land through the Hindu Kush mountains via Khaibar bypass But the Indian sub continent certainlyxisted since long ago It was called the SaptaSindhu area Sapta meaning seven and Sindhu is amongst one of the most important rivers in the history of Indian sub continent It is stated that the Indian civilization shaped at the banks of these rivers and grew to what it is now Scholars often refer that the words Hindu and India are rooted in Sindhu Cultures have historically Tropical Bioproductivity evolved along the banks of rivers as they facilitate the needs of a society to form andxpand The seven rivers Indus Brahmaputra Krishna Saraswati Ganga Narmada and Cauvery Kaveri played a crucial role in the Indus Valley Civilization The book has made an attempt to describe the vast intellect of Indians since historic timesIt refers to many Elizabeth Ann Seton examples which reflect the fact that India had a strong history and has shown integrity similar to country states Followingxamples highlight the point A column conveying a statement by Emperor Ashoka from the third century BC is one of two Ashokan columns that Sultan Feroz Shah Tughla got transported from Topara close to Ambala Haryana to the city of New Delhi of its time and another pillar in the utub complex New Delhi which is pure iron piece and has not rusted since 15th century with carving devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu and has conuests stories of a king named Chandra To link with the history the Islamic kings allowed the pillar to stand Another association that India has to its past is the proportion 54 that was utilized in the town planning of Harappan cities in the 3000 BC The advanced urban planning of Harappan civilisation cannot be beaten till date The city of Dholavira in Gujarat is 771 meters by 617 meters Thousand years later a similar proportion is seen in Hindu writings like the Shatapatha Brahmana and Shulbha Sutra that uses the same proportion in building fire altars for Vedic purposes The Iron Pillar of Delhi is designed in a similar proportion the length of the column is 767 meters while the segment over the ground is 612 meters a proportion of 54A third illustration is the customary Indian system of measurements and weights that to some Die Postmoderne Konstellation extent looked like those utilized by the Harappan people The distinction was about 18 percent which is fairly good for a time interval of four thousand years Even in the field of trade India had successfully flourished with different parts of the world This custom of trade continued for many years till theighteenth century until the plunder by the East India Company after the Battle of Plassey in 1857 began which overturned trade drastically and is continuing till today Maybe a strong basis behind why India remained a peace lover yet social superpower for centuries lies within its capacity to understand. Did the Great Flood of Indian legend actually happen Why did the Buddha walk to Sarnath to give his first sermon How did the Europeans map IndiaThe history of any country begins with its geography With sparkling wit and intelligence Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to xplore India and look. Land of the Seven Rivers