The Ocean of Churn - How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History
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The Ocean of Churn - How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History (English, Hardcover, Sanyal Sanjeev)

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The Ocean of Churn - How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History  (English, Hardcover, Sanyal Sanjeev)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: History
  • ISBN: 9780670087327, 9780670087327
  • Pages: 324
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  • Viking (India)
Publication Year
  • September
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  • Sanjeev Sanyal is an internationally acclaimed economist, urban theorist and a bestselling author. He writes on a wide array of topics ranging from economics to history, and in 2014, he was given the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to literature. He has been a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London; visiting scholar at Oxford University; adjunct fellow at Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore; and a senior fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
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5

Just wow!

This is an amazing work. Wow .. I mean Indian history is colonial history. They are not going to tell about the grand narrative of this civilization. But for the first time we have something which really opens the door to an alternate reality. I was just awe struck with the kind of things we are not taught in our text books. I mean a continuous civilization which unlike other ancient civilizations still survives and we are not told why it survived in the first place. How come such a civilizat...
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Pavi M

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Awesome

Very fascinating read. Makes you realize how isolationist have we become in our world view and consequently, in our approach to the world. At the same time, the Chinese are in a voyage to relive the legend of Xheng Ze. Need to focus more on the Indian Ocean and the possibilities and what it could achieve is a lesson this history well reflects. Great work by Sanyal Sir.
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Rajat Srivastava

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Marvelous exposition of the interconnectedness of history!

If history is to be written to make it accessible to the lay reader, the student, and make it interesting, Sanjeev Sanyal is one author I would pick. “The Ocean of Churn” is Sanjeev Sanyal’s continuing and gentle attempt to shake Indians from their stupor and look at history afresh. It is breathtaking, when one surveys how history, geography, and the history of Arthashastra (economics) in India have been taught – each divorced from the other. This book is a much-needed corrective.

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Abhinav Agarwal

Sep, 2016

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Awesome Must Read

The author has explained some wonderful facts which we would otherwise not know of.

This is a must read for everyone, a great informative book.
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Geeta

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Aug, 2016

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Mind-blowing purchase

Brilliant
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Devika Pandey

Dec, 2016

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Highly recommended

Full of surprises . One of the best books I have read .
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Aman Singh

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Apr, 2019

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Best in the market!

awosome book . must read
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Arjun Rajbhar

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Dec, 2018

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Brilliant

it really churns your mind too
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Nov, 2018

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Highly recommended

Excellent book in outstanding condition. Delivery was before the scheduled time and the delivery person was cooperative, prompt and courteous.
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