The Incredible History of India's Geography

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The Incredible History of India's Geography

The Incredible History of India's Geography By Sanjeev Sanyal The Incredible History of India s Geography Maps and mountains lions and tigers rivers and oceans all sorts of things you didn t know about India s geographyCould you be related to a blond Lithuanian What if ostriches once roamed in India Did

  • Title: The Incredible History of India's Geography
  • Author: Sanjeev Sanyal
  • ISBN: 9780143333661
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Incredible History of India's Geography By Sanjeev Sanyal Maps and mountains, lions and tigers, rivers and oceans all sorts of things you didn t know about India s geographyCould you be related to a blond Lithuanian What if ostriches once roamed in India Did you know that India is the only country that has both lions and tigers Who found out how tall Mt Everest is If you ve ever wanted to know the answers to questions like theMaps and mountains, lions and tigers, rivers and oceans all sorts of things you didn t know about India s geographyCould you be related to a blond Lithuanian What if ostriches once roamed in India Did you know that India is the only country that has both lions and tigers Who found out how tall Mt Everest is If you ve ever wanted to know the answers to questions like these, this is the book for you In here you will discover various things you never expected, such as the fact that we still greet each other like the Harappans did or that people used to think India was full of one eyed giants And sneakily you ll also know about India s history and geography by the end of it Full of quirky pictures and crazy trivia, this book takes you on a fantastic journey through the incredible history of India s geography.
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    1. Kamil on said:

      Crash course of Indian history told from geographical angle The most refreshing aspect of this short book is the fact that it s told by Indian not by Westerner as most Indian history narratives Recommended even if national pride here and there sounds a bit off

    2. Sanjeev on said:

      Do you remember the story where a student prepare an essay on cow, and when given Taj Mahal in exam, he brings cow and writes on it Delhi is Cow for this Author This is the second book I read from First one being Land of seven Rivers Most of the Indian Historians focus on North India Mr Sanyal will focus on Old Delhi It would be false if I say I learned nothing new from his writings, but his obsession with Delhi kind of started annoying coming to this book, I presume that he focused on Teenagers [...]

    3. Abhinav Agarwal on said:

      Among the many flavours that Indian history books come in dry academic tomes popular histories comics, children s those written for the young reader are not only the most difficult to get right, but unfortunately they have also been mostly neglected in India I say neglected because while there are a fair number of such books that can be spotted on the shelves in a bookstore, they mostly parrot discredited theories and perpetuate colonial myths The better ones often dumb down history to the point [...]

    4. Soumya on said:

      If you ve read The Land of Seven Rivers by Sanyal, you needn t read this Or vice versa There isn t anything new about this book that I haven t already read My bad, I should ve read the synopsis before buying it Yet, I didn t find it boring reading the same facts again This was or less like a revision session for me If you love history and facts about how India as a nation came to be over a million years, I d definitely recommend this one, especially high school kids But Mr Sanyal, when will you [...]

    5. Swathi Kiranmayee Manchili on said:

      To start with Mr Sanjeev Sanyal is not a historian His writing style is impressive and he keeps it simple and crisp.This book starts with continental drift and ends with modern day Gurugram The author covers almost everything from Harappan civilisation, Saraswathi River, Mauryan Gupta Ashoka kingdoms, Mughal invasion, British imperialism to present day urban India It suits for someone who is looking for a quick reference of India s history The book is mainly Delhi centered and the mention about [...]

    6. Danish Zahoor on said:

      I read this book meant for 12 year olds at 25 and I can t praise the author for distilling thousands of years of Indian history and marrying it to its complex geography with utmost finesse Packed with information, easy to read and painful to finish.

    7. Madhushree Baliga on said:

      This book feels like a story of a person named India and how after a while the changes occur as well as the unstable mind geography giving way to a whole new personality culture It gives you amazing facts which the kids as well as the adults will love to go through But by the end of the book, most of the chapters are related to Delhi and the rest of the country is ignored Through a child s perspective I.e 12 he she will get bored after the glorious history is read Honestly, I left the last 10 pa [...]

    8. Treena Sengupta on said:

      Very interestingly articulated and packaged for those interested in the complex human racial movement in Indian subcontinent chronologically Starting from the days on unorganized Saraswati valley civilization, meandering to natured induced movement therein, evolution, creation of cities, towns, races, creation of dynasty some indigenous, some imports role of trade in furthering the Indian diaspore elsewhere, many many centuries ago to now I am sure whether you are history enthusiast or not, just [...]

    9. Saravana Sastha Kumar on said:

      One of the best books i have read in recent times concerning the cause effect of the major events in India s history I had always felt even through my school days that our school textbooks and popular literature does not do any kind of justice to India s culture and history When I read this book by Sanjeev Sanyal, made for the teens, I firmly believe that much of what is in this book must become textbook material for our children I ve already picked up other books of Sanjeev Sanyal May his tribe [...]

    10. Yashasvi on said:

      Expected a lot from this book It throws a lot of content at you but the writing style could have been much better Some random things pop out at here and there.Need to go through other sources to confirm how exhaustive the content is, but yeah, it s worth a read if you want to have an idea of the history of this country, right from the harappans till 20th century Would recommend just skimming throughout the book since it has some unnecesary details at some places that you wouldn t want to care a [...]

    11. Vinod Kumar Dasari on said:

      There is lots of info about Ancient, Pre Post Independent and Present North India When modern authors write about India, why they are missing the rich history about southern parts of India Guys we do live in this country Pls try to remember this, if anybody writing about India.

    12. Sumit on said:

      The book has 8 chapters and barring the last two initial six are of history than geography The last two chapters deals with the geography of modern India and are very informative and interesting.

    13. Avaneesh Kumar Singh on said:

      very well written packed with facts n figures enjoyed much

    14. Nallasivan V. on said:

      This is a brilliant read A concise and comprehensive history of what made India right from prehistoric times to post independence.

    15. Andre on said:

      Good Quick overview of India s history.Bad No source provided The author really loves exclamation mark

    16. Puneet Gautam on said:

      Rating 3.5 5It is clear from the beginning that Sanjeev Sanyal is not a historian His writing style would probably suit an academic school book than a historian account of events The writing is crisp but a little informal and that works for anyone looking at reading a quick reference of India s history.I must give credit to Sanjeev for the scope contained in the book It starts from the earliest period of Earth s evolution when all landmass were one huge lump called Pangea From there the author c [...]

    17. Deepu George on said:

      It is actually a short history of how India shaped itself in time As many who read this book has commented on it being Delhi centric and not talking about the history down south I think Mr Sanyal was concerned about the geography of the feeling that is India And peninsular India did not change much in history Although I ve said this still it would have been better if he had mentioned about the southern kingdoms also instead of talkin of them just as a passing comment, Still liked the book Nice [...]

    18. Gopal R on said:

      A very interesting and engaging book about the history of India The author s style is very lucid and simple The author not dwelling on an item for a long time, piques the reader s interest in imagining and visualizing what has just been read What is very interesting is the author s comparisons between the historical scenario and the present, about the same place What is very evident is the author s passion in the subject and the passion in delivering the same to the audience A very good read.

    19. Samuel Premkumar on said:

      Excellent book History was never as interesting as the author has narrated Good flow and systematically sequenced and easy to read Simply put it is the history of India from Gondwana to Gurgaon to quote the author I thought the author tried to debunk the Aryan invasion theory but could not fully succeed Neither he has conclusively connected the Harappans and Dravidians.It s a excellent book and good read to brush up our poor general knowledge of our country s past.

    20. Abhishek Tyagi on said:

      It s a great book which almost chronically describes the events throughout the history This is not the reference book for history but a handbook Also major focus is on North India But for children I think it s a great book to give them hang of Indian history I recommend reading it for everyone.

    21. Tushar Chavan on said:

      Good ReadExcellent chronological flow of events and its correlation Similar to Ocean of Churn Good reading for history and Geography buffs Research based and clarifies a lot of myths Next reader, My Son.

    22. Swamyraj on said:

      An excellent book that provides a very neat zoomed out view of Indian history geographically.

    23. Amrita Singh on said:

      One of the best I have come across in terms of India s history Quirky and incredibly informative A must read

    24. Meghna Mazumdar on said:

      It s a beautifully written story that took me on a journey from the very birth of the land to its present form, through centuries of greatness, loss, lessons and pride.

    25. Sujith Philip on said:

      Interesting but I don t think it will appeal much to schoolkids

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