India Discovered authored by John Keay attempts to rediscover the wonders of India’s glorious past. The author traces India’s past from the time when ancient civilizations existed to the modern-day world.
Summary of the Book
India Discovered traces the magnificent journey of India and is a gripping account of the European discovery of India’s ancient past. India was always seen as a place with no history and little culture about two hundred years ago when the British first landed in India. But today, India is known for its notable prehistory and culture, which is unique in both character and continuity. The author provides an incisive look into how these traditions have changed and been modified over the ages. This book was structured after years of research by the author. India Discovered provides detailed information about the various historical figures like Gautama Buddha, who have changed the course of religion in India and the world. The author writes about the civilization of Mohenjo-daro that existed in ancient India and is older than Greece and Rome. The book also provides insight on the Indian, the extraordinary architecture, and the monuments that were destroyed with the coming of the British traders. This book will be an engaging read for those interested in the history of India.
About John Keay
John Keay is a British journalist and author. He specializes in histories of India and the Far East. His works include Into India and The Gilgit Game: The Explorers of the Western Himalayas. Keay studied in Ampleforth College, York and also acquired his degree in Modern History from Oxford University. He visited India in 1965 and after his first visit, he kept coming back, especially to Kashmir. He also worked for The Economist and has contributed to stories announced over BBC Radio.
Interesting book on how Indian history was unconvered
Certified Buyer, Bhopal
Short but remarkable historiography of India
Certified Buyer, Chennai