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Why Indian history needs to break from away a ‘Delhi-centric’ view to an ‘Indian Ocean rim’ view

Srijan Foundation organised a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was 'The forgotten history of India's Maritime Past'. Here in this piece, the amazing Sanjeev opens with the maritime neighbours of India. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKo0Eu0XUxE The theme of my talk today is the maritime history of

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Saraswati and Ports in Gujarat

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was 'The forgotten history of India's Maritime Past'. Here, Sanjeev discusses the coastline of Gujarat and the ports of Dholavira and Lothal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylXFf45q0Gw Sanjeev Sanyal:- I will start with Gujarat because my story starts with

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Did you know: The Sinhalese are originally Odiyas

After informing the audience about the advent of Iron Age in the Southern India, Sanjeev Sanyal discusses the Oriyas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrWhpsQfSW8 Sanjeev Sanyal:- But meanwhile a little further to the east, you have an absolute explosion of maritime activity that begins to now happen, in what is now Orissa and West Bengal. The zone

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How Southern India skipped the Bronze Age and moved into the Iron Age

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. Having discussed Gujarat and the ports, Sanjeev discusses the changing climate and how the Southern India burst with activity and the start of Iron in the South. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcrsU5v_Kk&t=44s Around 2000 B.C., and

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Harrapan/Meluhan trade links with Iran (Jiroft), Oman, Bahrain, Mesopotamia and Sumer

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. Having discussed the geography of Gujarat and the Saraswati river, Sanjeev here discusses trade and what he calls the Indo-Iranian continuum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49T52kOepII Now, who were those chaps trading with?  We have very

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