Sanjeev Sanyal's India
In three original and insightful books, acclaimed writer Sanjeev Sanyal takes readers on a journey through India's fascinating prehistory, its glorious ancient lineage and its quirky contemporary times. In the celebrated book, Land of the Seven Rivers, combining scholarship with sparkling wit, Sanjeev sets out to explore how India's history was shaped by its geography, moving from geological and genetic origins to present-day Gurgaon. In the ambitious The Ocean of Churn, Sanjeev chronicles the grand sweep of history along the Indian Ocean, from East Africa to Australia, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into the heart of a vibrant civilization. Sanjeev's first work of fiction, Life over Two Beers and Other Stories, is an entertaining ride through the charming absurdities of twenty-first-century India, crackling with irreverence and wit.
Here is the perfect collection to savour, treasure and gift for those who wish to see a different India.
About the Author
Sanjeev Sanyal is the principal economic advisor to the Government of India and an internationally acclaimed economist and urban theorist. He writes on a range of topics ranging from economics to history, and is the author of the bestselling books The Ocean of Churn, Land of the Seven Rivers and The Indian Renaissance. In 2014, he was given the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to literature. He has been a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London; visiting scholar at Oxford University; adjunct fellow at Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore; and a senior fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Sanjeev spent two decades working in international financial markets and was named Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum. In 2007, he was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban issues. Sanjeev attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, and St. John's College, Oxford, where he was Rhodes Scholar. He lives in Delhi.