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Andrew Robinson


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W. Andrew Robinson is a British author and former newspaper editor.

Andrew Robinson was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College where he was a King's Scholar, University College, Oxford where he read Chemistry and finally the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is the son of Neville Robinson, an Oxford physicist.

Robinson first visited India in 1975 and has been a devotee of the country's culture ever since, in particular the Bengali poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore and the Bengali film director Satyajit Ray. He has authored many books and articles. Until 2006, he was the Literary Editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement.
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The Indus

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“إن فكرة وجود من يضارع ليوناردو أو رين في القرن الحادي والعشرين باتت الآن, مع الأسف, مجرد وهم ميئوس منه.”
Andrew Robinson, العبقرية: مقدمة قصيرة جداً

“What type of authority held together such an evidently organized, uniform and widespread society, if it truly did manage to prosper without palaces, royal graves, temples, powerful rulers and even priests? Why does the Indus civilization offer no definitive evidence for warfare, in the form of defensive fortifications, metal weapons and warriors – a situation without parallel in war-addicted ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and China, not to mention all subsequent civilizations? Was”
Andrew Robinson, The Indus

“As for religious worship, there is no shortage of evidence for what may be religious imagery on the Indus seals, in addition to certain objects, such as the ‘priest-king’ statuette, numerous female figurines and a few phallic objects, which together imply the existence of deities and religious practices. But there are no buildings clearly dedicated to worship –”
Andrew Robinson, The Indus

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