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Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography

Sanyal, Sanjeev

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ISBN 10: 0670086398 / ISBN 13: 9780670086399
Verlag: Penguin Books, 2012
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Moving from the geological beginnings of the subcontinent to present day Gurgaon: from the Stone Age to the Information Age, this is a riveting and wry book, full of surprises. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0670086398

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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 India? The history of any country begins with its geography. With sparkling wit and intelligence, Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to explore India and look 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 questions about Indian 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?

Über den Autor: Currently the Global Strategist of one of the world's largest banks, Sanjeev Sanyal is a prolific writer who divides his time between India and Singapore. An Eisenhower Fellow, he was named Young Global Leader for 2010 by the World Economic Forum. Sanjeev is a prolific writer who divides his time between Delhi and Singapore. His last book was The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise after a Thousand Years of Decline, published by Penguin in 2008.

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Titel: Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of...

Verlag: Penguin Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

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