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Book Review - Where Stones Speak by Rana Safvi

Where Stones Speak by Rana Safvi

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Mehrauli is the oldest living city, within the current city of Delhi. In my last stint in Delhi from 2009-11, I  used to walk...
Book Review - A History of the world in Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton

A History of the World in Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton

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A History of the World in Twelve Maps is a difficult book to review. It is meant for the cartographers to understand the roots...
At home by Bill Bryson

At Home by Bill Bryson – Book Review

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At Home by Bill Bryson is a mammoth book. It takes you around the world, across the eras without really stepping out of the...
Letters for a Nation Jawaharlal Nehru

Letters for a Nation from Jawaharlal Nehru by Madhav Khosla

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From 1947 to 1963, Jawaharlal Nehru was the prime minister of India. He had a tough task to lay the ground for a new...
The Last King in India - Wajid Ali Shah by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

The Last King in India – Wajid Ali Shah by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

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Biographies of historical figures stitched together using the material available with a bit of imagination acting as a thread can be very interesting -...
The Case for India by Will Durant

The Case for India by Will Durant – Book Review

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Written in 1930, at the peak of Indian freedom struggle, by a visiting American historian - this is book The Case for India, that...
Legendotes of Hyderabad by Narendra Luther

Legendotes of Hyderabad by Narendra Luther

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Narendra Luther is a leading authority on Hyderabad. Having authored many books on the city and its various aspects like rocks etc. In this...
Land of the Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal

Land of the Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal

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Land of the Seven Rivers or Sapta-Sindhu, that is how India has always been known. Despite its ever-changing political borders. Despite rulers who came...
Finding Forgotten Cities by Nayanjot Lahiri

Finding Forgotten Cities by Nayanjot Lahiri

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Historian Nayanjot Lahiri traces the history of the discovery of Indus Valley Civilization. Most of us only know in one sentence that John Marshall...
The East India Company by Gurcharan Das, Tirthankar Roy

The East India Company by Gurcharan Das, Tirthankar Roy

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The East India Company is the third book in the series ‘The Story of Indian Business’. It takes you through the journey of probably...

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