A stone-age hand axe, an enchantingly sculpted yakshi, the Koh-i-Noor diamond, and even an HMT watch―can these things have anything in common? Yes, they can! Each of these has been conceived by the human mind and shaped by the human hand. Each object has a voice, not just of rulers and conquerors, but also of the common people. Most significant of all, each carries stories of how communities and identities were built on the Indian subcontinent. Spanning the entirety of Indian history, from prehistoric to contemporary times, the 100 objects and artefacts chronicled in this book have shaped our present. Learn about the people who created these amazing objects, their way of life and culture, and how these objects influenced our world. Embellished with vibrant illustrations, this engaging book will fire the imagination of readers and make them look at our incredible material remains in a new light while helping them understand our diverse pasts.
A Children'S History Of India In 100 Objects
Number Of Pages:
Reading age :
11 years and up
Country Of Origin:
6 November 2023
Devika Cariapa trained as an archaeologist but found her calling uncovering stories from stones and making the world of archaeology accessible for children.
An award-winning author, her first book India through Archaeology: Excavating History was awarded the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 and the Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2018. Her subsequent works have been awarded the Neev Book Award for Distinguished Children’s Literature 2021 and have been shortlisted for the Times of India AutHer Awards 2022 and the Neev Book Award 2022.
When she’s not writing, Devika enjoys exploring the lost art of calligraphy. She is a professional loiterer, often found wandering around monuments or between the shelves of second-hand bookstores in Bangalore.