The History of India for Children Volume 1


Author: Archana Garodia Gupta, Shruti Garodia

9789350098455 | PB | pp. 400 | 2018 | Hachette

This book with its chatty style and simple explanations offers a well rounded coverage of Indian history suitable for young readers.

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Jump into an action-packed history of India told like never before. Discover the incredible Heritage and uncover delightful nuggets about this grand old country.

This book with its chatty style and simple explanations offers a well rounded coverage of Indian history suitable for young readers.

The first volume spans the ages from the dawn of humans until the Delhi and Deccan sultanates, and tells the story of India’s rulers and invaders, traders and architects, sculptors and poets, scientists and innovators, farmers and businessmen, and millions and millions of just ordinary, everyday men and women.


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About the Contributors

Archana Garodia with a lifelong passion for books, languages, travel and history, has a knack for weaving delightful nuggets of information into engaging tales. A leading national quizzer, she has won the ‘Champion of Champions’ title from BBC Mastermind India. She regularly writes articles on history and business for magazines, and was seen on national television as a member of the expert panel on Kaun Banega Crorepati. She was the national president of the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) in 2015–16, where she set up many programmes for the empowerment of Indian women. She was raised in New Delhi and holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. She lives in Delhi where she and her husband run a jewellery business under the Touchstone brand.

An incurable reader and writer, Shruti Garodia has an abiding love of history, especially through storytelling, and is passionate about retaining the natural curiosity of children. She is a keen traveller, and loves new places and experiences. When not exploring historic sites and museums around the world, she can often be found trying new adventures – scuba diving in Egypt, trekking to Machu Picchu, skiing in the Alps, or learning to sail a yacht in Greece. From New Delhi, Shruti graduated from the ivy league Cornell University, USA, with a degree in statistics and engineering, and has a Certificate in Quantitative Finance. She has lived in New York and London during her career in investment banking.


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