Noted historian Manu S Pillai has given the world a treasure trove of knowledge with his books.

He recommends these 10 history books for those looking to get insights into the past.

1. Gem in the Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilisation by Abraham Eraly

2. Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine by Kavitha Rao

3. White Mughals by William Dalrymple

4. Akbar: The Great Mughal by Ira Mukhoty

5. Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent by Pranay Lal

6.​ The Language of History by Audrey Truschke

7. ​Kabir, Kabir by Purushottam Agrawal

8. Gandhi’s Assassin: The Making Of Nathuram Godse And His Idea Of India by Dhirendra K Jha

9. Furrows in a Field: The Unexplored Life of HD Deve Gowda by Sugata Srinivasaraju

10. The Decline of Nair Dominance by Robin Jeffrey