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on 21 October 2015
Michael Wood's enthusiastic telling of the story of India strings together the series of moments in history which tell the long story of indian civilisation. Read with the DVD it enhances the experience.
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on 20 February 2013
An authoritive account of the history of India from earliest times written to complement the television series. Detailed academic research and a love of India shows through.
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on 18 April 2013
As always you can hear Michael talking to you through his words. It was an excellent companion before and after our travels through India.
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on 5 March 2013
I do recommend the book to everyone, who would like to know more about India.
The book is amazing, so is the country!
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on 22 February 2016
One of the best on a concise, short history of India.
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on 10 February 2016
Interesting book purchased same time as video
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on 19 January 2016
Very interesting , great read.
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on 31 December 2014
Excellent read. Mr. Wood's narrative includes anecdotes from his travel and first hand experiences. He rightly weaves the book around religion. Indeed, the search for wisdom has been a defining thread of Indian life and culture over the centuries. The other aspect of the book that I liked was his focus (and obvious love) of South India and Tamil Nadu.

The missing chapter in the book, is of course, on Adi Shankara. Mr. Wood has devoted a considerable portion of the book to the Buddha and his ideas. This is completely justified as these ideas are, perhaps, the greatest export of Indian thought to the World two thousand years ago. I would have liked to see more on the impact of Adi Shankara and how the Advaita philosophy catalyzed the decline of Buddhism in India.
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on 6 January 2016
Really interesting
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on 5 May 2016
Ok but not great.
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