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Author Sanyal, Sanjeev, author.

Title Land of the seven rivers : a brief history of India's geography / Sanjeev Sanyal.

Publication Info. New Delhi, India : Penguin Books, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    954 SAN    Available
Description xi, 331 pages : maps ; 20 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "First published in Viking by Penguin Books India in 2012"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-322) and index.
Contents Of genetics and tectonics -- People of the lost river -- The age of lions -- The age of merchants -- From Sindbad to Zheng He -- The mapping of India -- Trigonomentry and steam -- The contours of modern India.
Summary "Did ancient India witness the Great Flood? Why did the Buddha give his first sermon at Sarnath? How did the Europeans map India? Combining scholarship with sparkling wit, Sanjeev Sanyal sets out to explore how India's history was shaped by its geography--answering questions you may have never thought to ask. Moving from geological and genetic origins to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and full of surprises"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Human geography -- India.
India -- Civilization.
Added Title Brief history of India's geography
ISBN 9780143420934

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