The Sceptical Patriot : Exploring The Truths Behind The Zero And Other Glories
History & Politics
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India. A land where history, myth and email forwards have come together to create a sense of a glorious past that is awe-inspiring…and also kind of dubious. But that is what happens when your future is uncertain and your present is kind of shitty—it gets embellished until it becomes a totem of greatness and a portent of potential. Sidin Vadukut takes on a complete catalogue of ‘India’s Greatest Hits’ and ventures to separate the wheat of fact from the chaff of legend. Did India really invent the zero? Has it truly never invaded a foreign country in over 1,000 years? Did Indians actually invent plastic surgery before those insufferable Europeans? The truth is more interesting—and complicated—than you think.
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Sidin Vadukut is the bestselling author of the Dork trilogy and one of India’s most popular journalists, columnists and bloggers. He is currently an editor with Mint and a regular contributor to several publications. He tweets with the handle @sidin.