[E–pub READ] (Ocean of Churn)

  • Hardcover
  • 346
  • Ocean of Churn
  • Sanjeev Sanyal
  • en
  • 10 July 2018
  • 9780670087327

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CHARACTERS È Ocean of Churn W of history Adventurers merchants explorers monks swashbuckling pirates revolutionaries and warrior princesses populate this colourful and multifaceted narrativeThe Ocean of Churn takes the reader on an amazing journey through medieval geopolitics and eyewitness accounts of long lost cities to the latest genetic discoveries about human origins bringing alive a region that has defined civilization from the very beginni. There aren t many books which make you feel thankful that you came across them The Ocean of Churn by Sanjeev Sanyal is definitely one of them For uite some time I ve wanted to read a book which would give an accurate and vivid description of how civilization came to be especially around the Indian subcontinent Few people could tell the story in such a concise manner as has the author as we wade through the origin of Homo Sapiens right up to the bustling cosmopolitan 21st century behemoth that the area has now become Choosing to focus on how the Indian Ocean has been churning civilization is what makes this book stand out When we read history we focus a lot on wars and politics happening on land and tend to overlook the vast role that the oceans play be it exchange of ideas maritime trade or enabling migrations back and forth across centuries resulting in a cocktail of culture and ecosystems and technological advancements It was fascinating to read how humanity overcame a variety of odds ever since the ice ages and expanded in ways we can scarcely imagine We learn how migrations out of Africa led to a variety of settlements from Ira to Australia and India to Indonesia We read about the rise and fall of the Harappan civilization Alexander s conuests which led to rise of the Mauryan empire the golden age of the Guptas the rise of Islam the Turkish invasions the southern kingdoms of Cheras Cholas Pandyas and Pallavas and their breadth of influence across East Asia the reoccupation of Sri Lanka by various Tamil kings and later European colonizers the colonization process which started with the establishment of Dutch and English trading companies and how we finally achieved Independence and helped other colonies achieve their own independence as wellThroughout these eras maritime trade is a constant theme and has largely impacted how history was shaped in these places It is what explains the presence of the largest religious building in the world Angkor Wat in Cambodia as it does of the voyages of Fa Xien and Vasco da Gama Easily reading about the sea faring enterprises was the best part of this book I was particularly pleased with the larger perspective that the book emphasizes throughout People and events in history are judged by different standards and what shaped their actions then might not be looked at kindly by people from a different era The converse is also true Hence we find out that Ashoka wasn t as great as we think he was just as we learn Netaji wasn t as fascist as history makes him look for joining hands with the Germans and Japanese It was also heartening to note the role of various revolutionaries who were as much if not responsible for our freedom than Gandhi and Nehru were and leaves one with a bitter taste when we realize how little we actually learn about them in contemporary history Going through so many layers of history leaves one with a sense of awe disbelief and a certain measure of sadness over the constant pursuit of wealth and the destruction that human greed has caused but in spite of that the very fact that millennia old traditions continue to survive and thrive in this subcontinent is a testament to the lesson which the author concludes with that time devours the greatest of men and the mightiest of empires 41 Closets discoveries about human origins bringing alive a region that has Red Riding Hood defined civilization from the very beginni. 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CHARACTERS È Ocean of Churn Much of human history has played itself out along the rim of the Indian Ocean In a first of its kind attempt bestselling author Sanjeev Sanyal tells the history of this significant region which stretches across East Africa the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to South East Asia and Australia He narrates a fascinating tale about the earliest human migrations out of Africa and the great cities of Angkor and Vijaya. A thoroughly enjoyable voyage across the Indian Ocean with Sanjeev Sanyal Sanyal has clearly gone from strength to strength since his last work and his command over the narrative and engagement of the reader is admirable now A challenging task is taken up here since the sweep of time and geography to be covered in a short book like this is ambitious to say the least Sanyal pulls it off uite handsomely it has to be said even though oversimplification and a few biases color the narrative in many places but I appreciated the fact that in a few instances where Sanyal gives us an overtly divergent view of events he admits that he is showing us such a version of history only to make us uestion the established stories we have accepted to date That is a interesting way to engage the reader in a history book and I liked how that allows the author to trot out pet theories and still allow himself the guise of a serious historian My biggest gripe with the book was the amount of space dedicated to the pre historic migrations and the constant references to the aryan invasion theory However this can be excused to an extent since Sanyal does use that background to keep pointing us towards how certain patterns in the history of the Indian Ocean rim seem to repeat themselves over millennia It might be imagined than real these patterns but it gives the book that sense of a grand sweep and a mystiue to the ocean rim itselfMuch of the actual history should be familiar territory for most readers assuming people who pick up a niche book like this would tend to be history buffs but the narrative created by Sanyal and the enjoyment of reading a well narrated well researched and articulate history by a young Indian author than makes up for it Nuit of the Living Dead divergent view of events he admits that he is showing us such a version of history only to make us uestion the established stories we have accepted to Media MessagesWhat Film Television and Popular Music Teach Us about Race Class Gender and Sexual Orientation date That is a interesting way to engage the reader in a history book and I liked how that allows the author to trot out pet theories and still allow himself the guise of a serious historian My biggest gripe with the book was the amount of space The Ants Go Marching One by One dedicated to the pre historic migrations and the constant references to the aryan invasion theory However this can be excused to an extent since Sanyal 27 Groups of Exercises: Trumpet does use that background to keep pointing us towards how certain patterns in the history of the Indian Ocean rim seem to repeat themselves over millennia It might be imagined than real these patterns but it gives the book that sense of a grand sweep and a mystiue to the ocean rim itselfMuch of the actual history should be familiar territory for most readers assuming people who pick up a niche book like this would tend to be history buffs but the narrative created by Sanyal and the enjoyment of reading a well narrated well researched and articulate history by a young Indian author than makes up for it