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The Chronicle of Sapta Sindhu

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The book is perhaps, India's first proto-historical novel and tells us the tale of the people of Indus Valley and its adjoining cities.
It tells us a story of how the people of Sapta Sindhu, untie to face the challenges of natural disasters and the Greek invasion, in the year 950BC.
A wonderful tale of valor, adventure, faith, love, romance, wars, peace, Rudreeshwar, the d
Kindle Edition, first, 489 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published November 21st 2011)
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Anup kala
A must read after the misinformation and childish story telling of the trilogy of certain writers. will give my detail review after i write down one. One thing is certain though, i learnt how nations are formed and develop, after reading this book.
Having finished reading the book on kindle, i can now write my views. The book has authentic base to it and isn't the mythological mumbo- jumbo of the interpretation of Indian history. I found the book political in nature as well, as it defines how st
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: war, thriller, historical
amazing....thrilling....adventure....political and religious novel !
Mentor Basic
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful historical novel which seems so tuned to the present day affairs of the world!! Mr. Kala does it again after his immensely readable
It beats the trilogy of Amish in terms of the vast canvass, depth of ideas, authentic historical research, language, and ignores the mumbo-jumbo of religion.
The book also tells us that Proto-Shiva was indeed Lord Pashupati, the god of animals, who, during the Rig Vedic period also became the good of war/thunder and was known as Rudra.
Aporva Kala
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The HT((Hindustan Times city) calls it "a book to look forward to..."

follow the link..
sushma kala
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Coming after the different books trying to interpret the history of India/Pakistan/Iraq/Iran..this book is a whiff of fresh air! I loved the way the author weaves a fiction on the backdrop of the authentic history of Asia...even the names of the villages are true and one of the families mentioned in the book, who is known for its expertise of Terracotta art still lives in a village in Pakistan. The author creates a magic of peace and brotherhood, tying in thread the hindoos, Arabs , Muslims and ...more
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sheer joy to read this book. Recommended to all....Kala writes well!!
A fictionalized account of the proto-history of Indian sub-continent. It foresees a Greek attack before The attack by Alaxander.. Kala writes with aplomb, giving us a pee kinto the lives, customs and the wars of the people of Sapta Sindhu and their relations with the people of Arianna.
A must read to know how we have evolved as a nation...
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
a good historical thriller which is ancient as much as modern! The challenges, problems ad issues that the author examines are relevant even today, as they were thousands of years ago. A must read for the historical/ political development of South Asia- India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq...
Sanjay Pharasi
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
amazing historical thriller by kala....MUST READ..!!
Aporva Kala
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
HT calls it 'A Joy ride to Indus Valley civilization'
Perhaps India's first proto historical novel.....
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
a true historical fiction which traces the growth of religion, nations, politics, the art of war. Kala uses simple language to tell a tale of valor of the people of Indus valley and their conflict with the Greek Queen Kassandrra..
must read...
I highly recommend it to know the Proto history of south west Asian nations..
wonderful historical fiction, highly recommended. Kala's writing style is smooth and idea have depth. Tells us the proto history of the south asian nations. Must read. go for it. ...more
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My first read this year. Took a really long time as it is my first read on Kindle. (How I wish it has a paper back)!
A wonderful historical thriller. It is one of those book which delves deep into the history of Central & west Asia. The fictional story is all about politics and religion. This book is different from the other books I read and loved it. What surprised me the most is the so-called present day rogue countries where war is their everyday life once spoke of peace and were highly civili
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is one of the few books which delve deep into the historicity of not only India but the whole of central, west Asia. Wonderfully researched and written, the book tells us the tale of valor of the people of Sapta Sindhu/Indus valley and how they unite and fight against the Greek queen Kassnddra and her seven brothers.
It is recommended for learning, fun and for a thrilling read.Go for it. If you have enjoyed Amish then take it as the fourth book in his trilogy!!...go on and read it.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! One of the best proto-historical book ever. Loved reading it! Though I was expecting Sushyo and Yatrayamini to get married after the war but that didn't happened! ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The author spreads his wings to write about proto history, of course it is a fictionalized account of the history of Indus valley civilization and its relations with the people of Iran/Iraq, and yet there is a degree of authenticity and dep research in it. We as readers are not allowed t oget a peek into the research but are allowed to enjoy the story-telling, which is at its best. Kala follows his successful book.. LIfe..Love..Kumbh.. with historical/mythological writings. In no way is it an at ...more
A remarkable historical fiction by Aporva kala. Unlike the mythological mumbo jumbo churned out by wannabe writers in large numbers, Kala writes with historical authenticity and in a simple manner, through a delightful story, explains the proto history of the Asian subcontinent.
A lovely historical writings by aporva kala. Must read to learn and examine the historical development of the south west Asia. the writer researches but gives us a thriller with all the twists and turns of a blockbuster novel. A must read..
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
great historical fiction. for firs times in the Proto-history of Indus valley, it could be a tough read, but the story grows on you and the reader comes to know about the people, wars, culture of the people of Indus valley, and Arriana(Iran) in a thrilling manner..
Ravi Kumar
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

excellently written...hats off to Aporva Kala.....well woven plot...intrigues...spy network...Ghandymedes...Neroo...Kusturbooo.....hmmm....remind us of something !!!...great going Aporva Kala....i loved the book...
Dr Anupam
must read..fantastic book waiting for paperback, kindle was good. ..finish it in one sitting....go for it...
Karan Bhatia
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
just finished Chronicle (hey i'm ur 1st cust on Kindle) MY REVIEW #Amazon not posting it on their site ...more
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Historical fiction at its best!! Characters nd situation, wars and deceit, adventure and politics. Kala writes with a I damn care attitude of a seasoned author. Unlike the current Indian writers who re write and then market a poor product. Must read.
Sai Teja Pratap
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: myth
This an honest and sincere effort to depict how life, politics and power struggle could have been in proto-historical India and Iran. The characters of Sushyo, the Captain and Yatrayamini were nicely written. The war story was done okay.

However I feel the author spread himself too thin, talking about too many things. I felt it was pointless to drag the figures from Mahabharata like Arjun, Bheem into this. Similarly Ghandymedes (Gandi) was a pointless addition into the book. Queen Cassandra's cha
a wonderful tale of intrigue, espoinage, war and the politics of nations. The book is a definitive account of the way religion, politics, gender issues and war strategies took shape, over time and achieved the way they are perceived today. Kala follows his first book , with a proto historical writings and introduces us to the way our fore fathers lived their lives. The Greek Queen Kassandrra is a befitting bete noir to The forces of Sapta Sindhu led by Yatravalkavya.
A must re
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Wow historical thriller by kala. He avoids the sequel system and for his second novel delves deep into the proto-historicity of the Indian sub-continent.
Anup kala
great historical fiction..presented in a lucid and thrilling manner. It isn't some mythological rendering of stories but a tale of war between the people of sapta sindhu and the Greeks. Kala follows his book with a proto historical novel, perhaps, India's first.. go for it... ...more
Venkitesh Mathakode
A true historical novel. Kala did it again. A political history of South Asia- India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq. The writing style is very smooth and readers can easily understand the concept. Excellently written.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Despite several 'excellent, 5 star reviews' the book fell way too short in its actuality. Writing style is dry with repetitive phrases, numerous spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. I tried but unfortunately I couldn't go beyond 100 pages. ...more
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Must read. A wonderful historical thriller. After Life..Love..Kumbh... Aporva kala follows up with a wonderful, well researched novel. I am waiting eagerly for his third book..Alchemist of the East. Kudos for Good the saying goes Bad literature is treason, so young indian authors should learn a thing or two from Kala. An author to watch out for...
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