The Lost River: On the Trail of the Sarasvati is a comprehensive research on the history of the Sarasvati river by Michel Danino. The river was one of India�s most magnificent geographical marvels, which attracted some of the country�s first settlers. River Sarasvati paved the way for many civilisations to exist harmoniously as they cultivated crops and built structures to commemorate their existence. But somewhere in the annals of time, the river ceased to exist, and so did its glorious neighbouring civilisations.
The existence of the river, however, has been deemed mythical by several scholars, despite its mention in ancient scriptures and the Rig Vedas. In this book, the author puts together facts and figures to prove that the river did truly exist, trying to uncover the reasons behind its demise. Michel Danino provides extensive proof and gets a step closer to solving the mystery of the lost river, and enables future explorers to crack the case eventually.
Michel Danino is an author of French origin, who moved to India at the age of 21, and never went back. He fell in love with the rich cultural history of the country and the warmth of its inhabitants. His works such as Indian Culture and India's Future, The Invasion that Never was, and Revolt of the Earth portray his profound love for historical significance of India�s topography. He is an Indology expert and has published several papers internationally as well as given lectures on the glorious nation. He also participates actively in social causes and in the 1990s worked incessantly for the protection of a Shola forest in the Nilgiris.
This edition of The Lost River: On the Trail of the Sarasvati comprises 368 pages and has been published by Penguin India. Available in paperback, this book has an ISBN 10 number of 0143068644, and an ISBN 13 number of 9780143068648. Order it online today to read about the past of the legendary Sarasvati river and its intriguing inhabitants.