Quirky History : The Swan Car of Nabha and Other Unusual Stories from History


Authors: Various
Edited by Mini Menon
Illustrated by Anitha Balachandran

9789353574628 | PB | pp. 204 | 2022 | Harper Collins Publishers

Quirky History : The Swan Car of Nabha and Other Unusual Stories from History is a collection of offbeat, strange stories from history for children.

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Eccentric maharajas and nawabs, bizarre believe it or not tales and hilarious twists and turns come together in this first book of the Quirky History series.

From the Nizam who hid a priceless diamond in a shoe to the Swan Car of the Maharaja of Nabha to the Nawab of Junagadh who got his dog, Roshanara, married in brocades and pearls with over 700 guests in attendance and many more quirky, unusual stories.

Get ready for history to pop right out of this book!

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Editor: Mini Menon
Illustrator: Anitha Balachandran







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About the Contributors

Live History India is India’s fastest growing digital platform dedicated to the subcontinents rich history. With a network of over 150 historians and archaeologists across the country, www.livehistoryindia.com goes deep within India, digging into its history to bring alive the many fascinating stories that make India, The stories in this book have been written by LHIs team of researchers headed by Akshay Chavan, The team includes Aditi Shah, Anshika Jain, Krutika Haraniya and Amrusha Chati. This book has been curated by Live History India’s editor Mini Menon.

The illustrator makes a precarious living as an animation filmmaker, author and illustrator of picture books. She has always enjoyed telling tall tales, creating characters and painting with watercolours. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is widely recognized for its distinctive style. Find out more at www.anithabalachandran.com


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