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The Ocean of Churn

By: Sanjeev Sanyal
Narrated by: Abhishek Sharma
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Summary

In this ambitious audiobook, best-selling author Sanjeev Sanyal chronicles the grand sweep of history from East Africa to Australia, conjuring the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar, medieval Arab empires, and Chinese "treasure fleets" in rich, vivid detail. He explores remote archaeological sites, maritime trading networks, and half-forgotten oral tales to challenge established historical narratives with fresh evidence. 

Shining new light on medieval geopolitics and long-lost cities, The Ocean of Churn is a mesmerizing journey into the heart of a vibrant civilization.

©2016 Sanjeev Sanyal (P)2019 Random House Audio
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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A flawed but fascinating book - poor narration

This is an absorbing book for someone who is not a historian and wants a different take on Indian history. Yes, despite the book’s claim to be a history of the Indian Ocean rim, it’s very Indi-centric, other countries being treated as marginal to the towering central actor. Despite this and other flaws, it was worth the effort to braved the truly terrible narration to squeeze all the juice I could from this book. Audible please check that narrators can pronounce basic names and understand the significance and inflection of what they are reading.

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Intresting narration and very insightful

Intresting narration and very insightful writing on otherwise forgotten history of of indians and indian ocean!

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very good but sometimes confusing

as the book covers a huge geographical area and attempts a sweep of a few thousand years, the shifts from places and scenarios can be confusing.

that aside, this book has fascinating tit-bits of history and gives keen readers leads to research many different topics.

someone else should have read this book though. if you're aren't accustomed to an Indian accent and its novel way of pronunciation, you're going to struggle.

worth the listen overall.

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