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Book Title: The Story of India: An Epic Journey Across the Subcontinent|
The author of the book: Michael Wood
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Edition: AudioGO Ltd.
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Date of issue: November 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781405677325
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Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000–year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past. From the Khyber Pass and the Himalayas to the tropical jungles of India's Deep South, this original and striking survey of Indian history provides vivid portraits of India's regions and cultures, and new insights into some of history's greatest figures: Nehru, Gandhi and the Buddha. It explores the way in which Indian ideas and inventions have shaped the history of the world, and shows how some of ancient India's conclusions about the nature of civilization have lost none of their relevance for our own times. Michael Wood, one of Britain's best–loved historians, captures an extraordinary spectrum of landscapes, architectural splendors, customs, rituals, and festivals. This is a magical mixture of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of India's past, present and future.
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Michael David Wood is an English historian & broadcaster. He's presented numerous tv documentary series. Library of Congress lists him as Michael Wood.
Wood was born in Moston, Manchester, & educated at Manchester Grammar School & Oriel College, Oxford. His special interest was Anglo-Saxon history. In the 70s Wood worked for the BBC in Manchester. He was 1st a reporter, then an assistant producer on current affairs programmes, before returning to his love of history with his 1981 series In Search of the Dark Ages for BBC2. This explored the lives of leaders of the period, including Boadicea, King Arthur, Offa, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, Eric Bloodaxe & William the Conquerer (& gave rise to his 1st book, based upon the series).