I’m terribly impressed with the level of history preserved in Europe, and how you can learn about history of places, and people that go back to at least two thousand years. This has kindled an interest in learning history, and I have decided to document what I learn here, and learn it in an ‘integrated fashion’.
What I mean by integrated fashion is that I don’t want to just learn history of a particular country or time period, but rather learn about all major cultures during that particular time period, and how they related to each other.
My starting point is of course India, and I’ve chosen India: A History by John Keay as the anchor to teach me about Indian history, and then I plan to Google about places and civilizations that the book touches, and learn what they looked like at that period in time.
It’s a huge project, and I’m optimistic that I will learn a lot, and enjoy it a lot. I’ll number this series, more for my convenience than anything so that I keep track of how many posts I write about it.