Friday, October 10, 2008

The Wonder that was India

I borrowed this book recently from a friend and really liked it. The book Wonder That Was India, often accused of being a right wing hack, is a delightful read. It takes a look at the society that existed in India mostly prior to the various Mongol invasions - a faced of history often ignored. Covers pretty much the whole of India.

This is the second of the books which I have read on Indian History in the recent past - the first being John Keays India: A History. This book is an engaging read and quickly zips through the history of India from Harappa to about the 90s.

Reading these books really gives you an insight into the real history of India - which our textbooks never capture. Enjoy...

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