Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization | Namit Arora

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Indian Author, Namit Arora came up with the new book – ‘A Brief History of Civilisation’ which is an extensively researched social and cultural history of India. This book takes you through over 5000 years ago and discloses inclusive Indian History.

Indian civilization is an idea, a reality, an enigma. In this 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 through 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 center of learning at Nalanda, enigmatic Khajuraho, Vijayanagar at Hampi, and Varanasi—enlivening the narrative with vivid descriptions, local stories, and evocative photographs. Punctuating this are chronicles of famous travelers 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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