Guys....this book will blow your mind away. I have learned so much about India form this book its outrageous. I mean I have really understood what India is ...what India is made of...what true India stands for. This book is not political or political...it’s a purely historical study of India....but written so well that it keeps you engaged through out. I will read it again in a year. I bought the kindle version and did a lot of looking up of different historical places,things,people,religion,names,geography,races,castes,facts....it was a adventure. Not reading this book 20 years ago is the only regret I have - but maybe when I was 15 I would not have really understood Panditji’s perspective as I do now.