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An Entirely New History of INDIA

by   Francois Gautier (Author)  
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An Entirely New History of INDIA; Indian History needs to be re-examined and freed from colonial biases and error. Driven by Christian belief in a 6000-year old planet, British scholars, and their Indian hires, post-dated Indian history to fit into erroneous Western conceptions. For their own agendas the manufactures theories such as that of an "Aryan Invasion" and dismissed vast evidences, such as the existence of the river Sarasvati, as "mythical", even though it was mentioned more than fifty times in the Vedas. The colonial gaze also erroneously represented events such as the invasion of India by Alexander the Great in the year 326 BCE and fabricated myths such as the conversion of emperor Ashoka to Buddhism, purportedly due to "remorse" after the terrible battle of Kalinga, when Ashoka already a Buddhist at the time of the battle. Thus this book rewrites Indian History based on new evidence including new scientific, linguistic and genetic discoveries. It seeks to dismantle the cliches, to clarify the controversies, and to retrace, as accurately as possible, the most significant periods of Indian history—history much older than previously thought

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ISBN 13 9781942426271
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1st
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Indian History   Offers  
Weight 400.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 2.00 x 22.00

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A must read for everyone in search of Bharat's Civilisational History

A story about lion Hunt written from Hunter's point of view, Indian History also written by its occupier Colonials. So I was always skeptic of History told in Schools, Colleges, Universtities as theat narrative totally different from History heard over generations of our ancestors. With a curiousity of how a Frenchman with Christian belief would have depicted Bharata, I picked this book. I must say, Francois surprised me. Every detail of the missed plot explained lucidly. Most of these either deliberately missed/ ignored by our brown skinned marxist. History as told from our, native Indian, perspective. This is not New History, it is indeed the History of Bharata.
Review by - Surindra Sengupta , March 28, 2022
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Contents Prologue 1. Prehistory and Protohistory of India, Cradle of Mankind 2. Sarasvati or the Lost River 3. The Indus-Sarasvati Civilisation (7,000 BC–2,600BC) 4. The Myth of the Aryan Invasion 5. The Iron Age (from 2,000 BC) 6. The Vedas (5000-1500 BCE) 7. The Influence and Place of Hinduism in the Ancient World 8. The birth of the Buddha (6th century BC) 9. The first invasion: Alexander the Great (3rd century BC) 10. The empires of Magadha, Maurya and Chandragupta (6th to 2nd BCE.) 11. Ashoka the Great: The Legend and the Reality (270-232 BC) 12. Great Empires of South India 13. The Vijayanagar Kingdom (1332-1672) 14. The First Muslim invasions (8th to 16th century) 15. The Mughal Dynasty (1526-1707) 16. The Arrival of European Settlers: the Portuguese (End of 16th century) 17. The French Indies (1667-1954) 18. The British Raj (1660-1947) 19. The Great Mutiny (1857) 20. The Fight for Independence 21. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) 22. The Partition of India (1947) 23. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) 24. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Father of Pakistan (1876-1948) 25. Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) 26. Rajiv Gandhi, the Indian Don Quixote (1944-1991) 27. Sonia Gandhi, the Eminence Grise of India 28. The Bharatiya Janata Party 29. Ayodhya and the pogroms of Gujarat 30. Narendra Damodar Modi 31. India’s Future Prologue Anyone intending to write a history of India faces an initial difficulty—dates. Because the British Sanskrit scholars had a tendency to post-date Indian history. Max Müller, the greatest Sanskrit scholar of his time, like any good Christian of the 19th century, had read the conclusions of James Ussher, a 17th century Irish theologian, who claimed ‘that God created Heaven and Earth on the evening of October 22, 4004 BCE.’ It was almost a sacrilege to think that Indians, a colonized and inferior people, could have had a civilization well before the tim
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