CDN$ 23.51
  • List Price: CDN$ 37.50
  • You Save: CDN$ 13.99 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

In Search of the Cradle of Civilization Paperback – Sep 25 2001


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Sep 25 2001
CDN$ 23.51
CDN$ 22.63 CDN$ 12.78

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Quest Books; New edition edition (Sept. 25 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8120816269
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120816268
  • ASIN: 0835607410
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 603 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Hardcover
Although this monumental work may seem far from complete to some, it contains a lot of sound evidence and good insights into a more accurate and believble history of ancient India. The authors did cover a great deal in the space of this book and tied it all together in a consistent and integrated manner.
Although it may take a few more years of archeological digging and the translating of ancient works to further the clearer picture effectively begun by these authors. This book will be a sound basis for rethinking of the real history of this Holy land. They have made a great use of most 20th century (and earlier) discoveries and data to support their views. They did this with the courage to tread a new path of invesigation. This is a great improvement upon the long held myths that were concocted by European scholars who still thought their culture was the origin and geographical center of God's great creation. Many do not realize that the rest of the world was not caught up in flat earth ideas.
I don't think we have heard the last of these three authors, and look forward to any future work they may produce along these lines..
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29 2004
Format: Paperback
This was the first book to debunk the Aryan Invasion Theory, and it remains the best in presenting the scholarship from a variety of areas and showing step by step how the old paradigm is dead. As the most widely read book on ancient India, it has had great impact on the layperson as well academics. I use it as a text in my Indian Civ class.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 27 2003
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed reading the book. It helped me navigate through the many contested theories of India's earliest history, and it always provided reasoned arguments.
The synthesis of this book is based on new findings in archaeology and history of science. Buy it!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pyne on Jan. 11 2003
Format: Paperback
Barring a couple of weak arguments, the book is simply un-putdownable. A sound example of challenging the Aryan Invasion Theory with scholarship and intuition. The accompanying evidence is fairly compelling. Bravo!
Some reviewers have been tremendously disturbed by the book's claims, but have not been courageous enough to go beyond irrational cursing to explicitly point out which evidence was untenable. This lack of open-mindedness is due to the colonial hangover of the eurocentric historians and professors who are now struggling to explain the new evidence with their outdated "racial-superiority" theories. Excuse their students, who are often these agitated reviewers. And for a more balanced discussion, read Edwin Bryant's "Indo-Aryan Controversy".
New rational and scientific research, however, is bringing out the truth everyday. E.g. see Thomas McEvilley's "The Shape of Ancient Thought". Meanwhile, the suppression of the Indian (Hindu) contributions will continue in the Western academia, and with the help of some Indian scholars at that! To understand their imperialist motives of establishing the "Western superiority", read Ronald Inden's "Imagining India".
Here's an instance of how this works - the currently held belief about the Indian contribution to astronomy is hardly more than transmitting the Babylonian and Greek sources. Modern research has sufficient evidence to, in fact, suggest an opposite direction of transmission! Scholarly works like astronomer Richard Thompson's "Mysteries of the Sacred Universe" thwarts the attempt to show ancient Indian studies (Puranas) as mythological fluff, as supported by the words of Carl Sagan, the eminent astronomer from Cornell, "...
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 15 2002
Format: Paperback
This book helps one make sense of Indian history and traditions. By a skilful synthesis of the latest scientific evidence from a variety of fields, the authors present a proper assessment of India. This classic book is a must read for all lovers of Indian history.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 27 2002
Format: Paperback
Cradle was a solid work that has shed light on the origins of culture as well as taught me more about the Indian heritage.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Uday Singh on Oct. 29 2001
Format: Hardcover
In my search for better understanding the history of India or better yet, the search for the roots of vedic civilization this book has been my first stepping stone. This book is filled with facts and dates and its own interpretations that guide the reader through to discovering that Indic/vedic civilization is infact the oldest and largest populated civilization of the world, dating back to over 3000 B.C.
It debunks the theory of Aryan invasion. I am totally convinced that Aryans were not some European race that came down to India and suddenly started writing books, prose and vedas, and moved away from their nomadic & barbaric ways.
It has helped me towards the confirmation that Sumerian civilzation (currently the cradle of civilization) was a small 15000 village, as opposed to the Indic civilization at the same time being 300,000 ppl strong. A metropolis compared to Sumer.
Interesting and must read for anyone interested in getting their facts right about 3000 BC area. It is very relevant information to this day.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 24 2001
Format: Paperback
The second edition contains a very illuminating new introduction. It remains one of the best books on Indian civilization and its influence on the world.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Most recent customer reviews

Search


Feedback