The Puffin History of India introduces young readers to the fascinating history of India, from the Indus Valley Civilization to India’s Independence in 1947.
Summary of the Book
The Puffin History of India traces the social, political, cultural and economic development of India and focuses on all the high points of Indian history. From the Vedic Age, the Mauryan Empire, and the Gupta period to the Mughal Empire, the British conquest, the 1857 Revolt, the Nationalist movement and finally triumph of Independence, the book provides detailed information. The book also highlights the contribution of important personalities including Mahavira, Buddha, Alexander, Ashoka, Akbar, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru. Moreover, the author very creatively relates history to the social and cultural life of the people, and various political and religious changes that have been brought over centuries, providing a comprehensive picture of what life was like in India at various points of time. Replete with colorful illustrations and maps, this book will make for an engaging and informative read for kids.
About Roshen Dalal
Roshen Dalal is an Indian author and educationist. She was born in Mussoorie and studied in various schools across the country. She completed her BA (Hons) in history from the University of Bombay, and an MA and PhD in ancient Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Roshen has been actively involved in research in the fields of history, religion and philosophy and education. Apart from books, she has written numerous articles and book reviews. After working for many years as an editor, she is now a full-time writer and is based out of Dehradun.
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