Roshen Dalal was born in Mussoorie, and lived in various places in India, including Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, before settling in Dehradun, where she now resides along with several rescued cats and a dog. She has an MA and a PhD in ancient Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has taught both at school and university level and has been involved in research in the fields of history, religion, philosophy and education.
She is the author of the bestselling two-volume Puffin History of India; The Puffin History of the World, also in two volumes; The Religions of India: A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths; Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide; The Vedas: An Introduction to Hinduism's Sacred Texts; The
Compact Timeline History of the World and India at 70: Snapshots since Independence. Apart from books, she has written numerous articles and book reviews. Having been an editor for many years, she is now a full-time writer and is currently working on a book on the Upanishads.
This book traces the captivating story of Indian history, from the earliest times to the present. It covers all key historical milestones-the advent of the first people, the rise and fall of the Harappan civilization, the emergence of Buddhism and Jainism, prominent dynasties of ancient and medieval India, the arrival of the Europeans, the British regime, the Indian resistance from the Revolt of 1857 to independence, and the nation's progress as a thriving democracy, from 1947 till the present day. It also illuminates Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to the freedom struggle, India during WWII, Partition and its aftermath, the drafting of the Constitution and the enterprise of nation building, and all governments from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi.
Going beyond a mere chronological retelling, this well-researched book provides fascinating anecdotes
and trivia along with rich illustrations and maps, to make history engaging for young learners.
It will be an invaluable ready reckoner for students of Indian history and general readers alike.
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