Book Name:- The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History
Book Author:- Sanjeev Sanyal
In this book, The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History author Sanjeev Sanyal tells the history of this significant region, which extends across East Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent to South East Asia and Australia. He tells a fascinating story about the earliest human migrations out of Africa and the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar; medieval Arab empires and Chinese ‘treasure fleets’; the rivalries of European colonial powers and a new dawn.
The author Sanjeev Sanyal explores remote archaeological sites, maritime trading networks, ancient inscriptions and half-forgotten oral histories, to make exciting revelations. In his unique style, he draws upon existing and new evidence to challenge well-established claims about famous historical characters and the flow of history. Adventurers, explorers, merchants, monks, swashbuckling pirates, revolutionaries and warrior princesses populate this multifaceted and colourful narrative.
The Ocean of Churn takes the reader on an marvelous adventure through medieval geopolitics and eyewitness accounts of long-lost cities to the latest genetic discoveries about human origins, bringing alive a region that has defined civilization from the very beginning.
About the Author
Sanjeev Sanyal is an urban theorist, internationally acclaimed economist, and a bestselling author. He writes on a wide array of topics ranging from history to economics and in 2014, he was given the inaugural International Indian Achievers Award for contributions to literature.