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First published October 31, 2022

Don’t Forward That Text!

Separating Myths from History on Social Media

Did Aryabhatta invent the zero?
Was Urdu always ‘Muslim’?
Is Hindu Atheism really an oxymoron?

With access to vast amounts of knowledge just a click away, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish verifiable information from fake news and made-up history. The sheer volume of untrustworthy information out there often overwhelms even the most earnest seekers among us. The line between history and myth is being deliberately-often maliciously-blurred. Old superstitions are making a comeback and new ones are being manufactured on an industrial scale-a dangerous trend that has far-reaching ramifications.

Don’t Forward That Text! attempts to stanch this phenomenon. Amit Schandillia has chosen some of the most common pieces of historical misinformation and debunked them with logic, reason and irrefutable research. Prepare to be surprised and inspired-and find out who really invented the zero!

Foreword by Devdutt Pattanaik.

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