Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization

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Author:  Namit Arora

9780670090433 | HB | pp.304 | 2021 | Viking India

An original, deeply engaging and extensively researched work, Indians illuminates a range of histories coursing through our veins.

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In his riveting book, Namit Arora takes us on an unforgettable journey through 5000 years of history, reimagining in rich detail the social and cultural moorings of Indians down the ages. Drawing on credible sources, he discovers what inspired and shaped them: their political upheavals and rivalries, customs and vocations, and a variety of unusual festivals. Arora makes a stop at six iconic places — the Harappan city of Dholavira, the Ikshvaku capital at Nagarjunakonda, the Buddhist centre of learning at Nalanda, enigmatic Khajuraho, Vijayanagar at Hampi, and historic Varanasi — enlivening the narrative with vivid descriptions, local stories and evocative photographs. Punctuating this are chronicles of famous travellers who visited India — including Megasthenes, Xuanzang, Alberuni and Marco Polo — whose dramatic and idiosyncratic tales conceal surprising insights about our land.

In lucid, elegant prose, Arora explores the exciting churn of ideas, beliefs and values of our ancestors through millennia — some continue to shape modern India, while others have been lost forever. An original, deeply engaging and extensively researched work, Indians illuminates a range of histories coursing through our veins.

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Author:

Namit Arora

ISBN:

9780670090433

Publisher

Viking India

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

304

Year of Publication:

2021

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

of India, he lived in Louisiana, Northern California and Western Europe, and travelled in scores of countries before returning to India over two decades later in 2013. He is the author of The Lottery of Birth, a collection of essays, and the novel Love and Loathing in Silicon Valley. For more about him, visit shunya.net.

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