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THE SCEPTICAL PATRIOT: EXPLORING THE TRUTHS BEHIND THE ZERO AND OTHER GLORIES

by Sidin Vadukut

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2903-1
  2. Pages: 218 pages
  3. Date: May 2014

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

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.