‘Zac is forever curious, uncompromisingly methodical, judiciously critical, infinitely imaginative yet earthly. … This brilliant documentary is the product of exacting hard work.’
– Professor P. J. Cherian
Director, Pattanam Excavations (2007-2016)
Two thousand years ago, Barygaza, sitting in the mouth of the Narmada river, used to be a bustling port, the most important hub for India’s trade with Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Chinese. What remains of this town now? Bestselling author Zac O’Yeah wanders through the gullies and alleys of Bharuch — as it’s known now — getting down to rediscover probably the most wondrous city of once upon a time Asia. On his journey of exploration, he pieces together India’s ancient relations to the West, and what emerges on this wonderful little book is not only a guide to a town, but an try to bring ancient history alive.