Bookshelf : Land of the Seven Rivers
This book provides a geographical perspective of Indian history and its evolution so far, it argues. How geography has shaped Our policies still affects our lives. It explores India and looks 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 boasting and immersing himself in old records and manuscripts, the author 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? Etc.