An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Why did Buddha select Sarnath to promote his teachings? (and other interesting insights – Audio)


This question and many other very interesting insights are brought out by this smart guy from Deutsche Bank, Sanjeev Sanyal.  He traces Indian history back to the Ancient times and then looks at the current times and tries to connect dots.  He makes the story of Indian history very exciting and intellectual invigorating!  He has written a book – Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography.

The history of any country begins with its geography. Marking the launch of his new book, Sanjeev Sanyal looks at how India’s history was shaped by its rivers, mountains and cities. Sanjeev Sanyal is Deutsche Bank’s Global Strategist and was named “Young Global Leader 2010” by the World Economic Forum. This event is co-hosted by LSE Cities, the Asia Research Centre and the India Observatory.

Listen to the whole LSE Podcast from London School of Economics and Political Science; London, Britain (UK).

 

Featured Image shows the 2nd entrance of the Elephanta Caves.

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