The Heart of India

The Heart of India Also called Continent of CirceISBN ISBN

  • Title: The Heart of India
  • Author: Nirad C. Chaudhuri
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Also called Continent of CirceISBN13 9788172240387ISBN10 8172240384

    One thought on “The Heart of India”

    1. Having been a loyal reader of Nirad C works, both English and Bengali, for over a decade, this book was a big disappointment. Not only has Nirad C allowed fact to be replaced by opinion, such opinion also seems to be sweeping generalistations either wrought from personal experiences or offered a la carte without the benefit of any logical reasoning. Not content in importing Aryans from Mesopotamia, he is able to see the continuity of middle eastern dwellings in the mud hutments of the Gangetic p [...]

    2. At many levels this is a terrible book. What does it prove? It does prove that he had considerable felicity with the English language. Did he use it well while writing this book? No. He weaves in and out of topics like a river flowing down to the delta. Except that, unlike the river, there is no consistency in what he writes. It is virtually impossible to follow his train of thought. He is undoubtedly well read and, even if I put the writings in the context of the historical research available i [...]

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