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    Time Pieces: A Whistle-stop Tour of Ancient India

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    ‘There are many missing pieces in the jigsaw puzzle that is ancient India, but those we have yield a rich tapestry.’

    The oldest surviving love graffiti on a cave wall immortalizing an intimate bond in the third century BCE; charred seeds and chewed animal bones that provide evidence of a peoples’ food obsessions; architectural minutiae that point to the alarming regression of a civilization’s potty habits; intriguing sculptures that reveal myriad facets of the human–animal relationship…

    In Time Pieces, award-winning historian Nayanjot Lahiri whimsically sifts through intricate clues left behind by the early inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent – in plaques and inscriptions, fragments of jewellery, bones and tools, poetry, art and pottery – to reveal to us our ancient land in all its variety, splendour, complexity and contradictions.

    Sparkling with wit and reflective of a scholar’s keen and curious energy, this delightful volume seamlessly connects the past to the present and a civilization to the world beyond.
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    Publisher: Hachette India
    Language: English
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 214
    ISBN: 9789351952473

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