Overview for A Journey through India's Past
The book presents the history of our great nation from the earliest times to the 7th century AD when the last of the Hindu emperors, Harshvardhana, ruled over a major part of India. The author has presented the chequered history in a brief manner, and with meticulour regard to authenticity of facts. He has deftly touched upon differing views on controversial matters, pinpointing the most likely scenario in an objectives manner. The book meets the long-felt need of a nationalist, yet independent, appraisal of our past in a concise manner. It avoids the preconceived notions of foreign historians and their blind followers, at the same time without attempting undue glorification of the past. The size and authenticity of presentation make the book useful not only to the general reader, but even for serious and discerning students of Ancient Indian History. The book is certainly a laudable attempt to bring our glorious heritage alive!
Chandra Mauli Mani (Author)
Shri C.M. Mani (b. 8.2.1929 at Basti in U.P., India) retired from Indian Railways as Additional General Manager, having previously held top positions, like Div. Rly. Manager and Chief Mechanical Engineer. The Author is settled in Lucknow, U.P., India. His major works are: Abridged Dictionary of Mech. Engg. Terminology in Hindi under the auspices of Commission for Scientific and Tech. Terminology, Govt. of India. Translation of a Sinclair Award winning novel Rich Like Us in Hndi under the auspices of Sahitya Akademi. Translation of a U.P. Govt. award winning Hindi book on education as Holistic Education. Gems from Shrimad Bhagavata. Fifty well researched articles for the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism and Indic Religions under publication in the U.S.A. Apart from the above, Translation of an award winning Hindi book on sociology as The Evolution of Ideals of Womanhood in Indian Society and a Hindi book on Triebs as Aboriginal Tribes of Northern India are in the pipeline.