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History Under Your Feet

By: indian1969 Posted Sep 13, 2015 General 713 Views
(Updated Sep 15, 2015 10:11 PM)

It was around a decade back, when I was working in Bhubaneshwar, a place that is home to some of the most ancient temples in India, gateway to Konark’s Sun Temple and Puri Jagannath Temple. And close by is Dhauli, the place where the Kalinga battle was fought and the conversion of Emperor Ashoka from a warrior to a pacifist took place. During a break in an otherwise hectic schedule, was just having a talk with one of my colleagues, on the places I had visited around, and their significance. My colleague, who was from Odisha himself, explained more in detail, about the historical significance of those places. And what he said in his own words, really struck me “You know it is like History Under your Feet, you are standing on a place, and that could well be the site of some historical event or other”.

History Under your feet, yeah that term just stuck in my mind, and it was true in a way. Every place in India, even the smallest village, has some history or other connected to it, dating centuries back. It may not be too well known, but as you dig deeper, you find that there is a connect somewhere or other. You see it sometimes explicitly, you do not see it sometimes, but you feel it, that sense of history when you pass through a place.

My 2nd book History Under Your Feet is precisely this attempt to look at some well known and not so well known persons and events of Indian History. And it has been self published and launched. I have the Print, EBook and Kindle versions available for the readers, at the following links, so those interested can check it out.



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