What makes the Harappans so captivating? What was a day in the life of a monk at Nalanda? Why did the people of Khajuraho carve erotic scenes on their temple walls? Did our ideals of beauty ever prefer dark skin? To find answers to these and more fascinating questions, tune in to a lecture demonstration by Author Namit Arora. This session marks the launch of his new book, Indians: A Brief History of a Civilization, which has been hailed as a brilliant, original, and deeply engaging social and cultural history of India. In this session, the author will present a broad arc of nearly 5000 years of Indian history, revealing the worldview of early Indians at various times. Join us to learn more about Indian ancestry rooted in customs, stories, heritage and more!
Namit Arora chose a life of reading and writing after cutting short his career in the Internet industry. Raised in the Hindi belt of India, he lived in Louisiana, Northern California and Western Europe, and travelled in scores of countries before returning to India over two decades later in 2013. He is the author of The Lottery of Birth, a collection of essays, and the novel Love and Loathing in Silicon Valley. For more about him, visit shunya.net.Read more