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.
Amit Schandillia is a language enthusiast and history communicator, with a background in computers and finance. Besides language, Amit has a long relationship with history, and has produced hundreds of popular Twitter threads on the subject, both Indian and otherwise. Of particular interest to him is the making of history accessible to laypersons by breaking down stories into thrilling, enjoyable reads. Amit also authors India Uncharted, an audio series on Indian history, with Storytel.