Rising out of rock and resilience, Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world. Yet strangely, before leaving Mumbai for Yerevan, its capital city… on mentioning my destination… the default response invariably was, “Where is Yerevan?” An echo of what William Saroyan had once said of the land and people not many know of. Thus, the repeated incredulous queries reaffirmed my desire to explore Armenia’s rich heritage of art and culture and open its hidden windows to our precious readers in India and worldwide. Also, to trace the connections India and Armenia have shared through time… since.
Before delving into our past and present shared history, let’s unravel Armenia… how Armenia emerged through time.