'A gripping, erudite and witty study of the European discovery of India's ancient past. The first book I ever read on India, and still one of my favourites.' William Dalrymple 'Exact scholarship, plus clear, strong writing, with glints of humour on every page ... This book will greatly reinforce Mr Keay's reputation as the best of the post-Raj interpreters of India for English-speakers.' Dervla Murphy, The Irish Times
About the Author
John Keay is the author of five acclaimed histories: 'The Honourable Company,' about the East India Company; 'Last Post', about the imperial disengagement of the Far East; the two-volume 'Explorers of the Western Himalayas', 'India: A History' and 'China: A History'. His books on India include 'India Discovered', 'Into India' and 'The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India was Mapped and Everest was Named'. John Keay is married with four children, lives in Scotland and is co-editor with his wife, Julia Keay, of the 'Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland'.