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History Is One Blind Turn From Mohenjo Daro

Glaring omissions, faulty maps, quirky highlighting and the airbrushing of Islam off early medieval India are some surprises in this much-touted book

History Is One Blind Turn From Mohenjo Daro
Tribhuvan Tiwari
History Is One Blind Turn From Mohenjo Daro
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Publishers need perhaps to be reminded that such a high-pressure campaign could be unfair to their own author. Too much comes to be expected, and a yardstick set which one is not likely to apply to works published in the normal course. The implication in some of the commendatory statements that those who have so far written textbooks and monographs on ancient India have been lacking in wider comprehension, with little idea of what history consists of, is certainly unfortunate.

It says much for the hard work Upinder Singh has put in to produce this volume that, when one starts reading her text, one can put the flashy PR prelude largely, if not entirely, behind one.

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