Generally it is believed that the cradle of civilization is Mesopotamia. Importance is given to India's role also. Number of Western scholars have shown that India was the first civilization, from where elements of civilization went to Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, China and to America. This book shows how these elements of civilization of India spread to all these ancient civilizations. Number of articles were published on this subject in my column in national weekly newspapers. Readers had asked for a compilation in book form and here is the book.