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There were ostriches in India. Gold was dug up in the Himalayas by animals. Coins of Greeks rulers in India showed Krishna wearing Greek clothes. Ethiopian military slaves founded kingdoms across India. Jump into an action-packed history of India like never before. Discover our incredible heritage and uncover delightful nuggets about our grand old country. Travel through time and see how people lived, why things happened and how we came to be what we are. Written by BBC Mastermind Champion of Champions Archana Garodia Gupta and history-geek Shruti Garodia, this 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. With a chatty style, simple explanations and well-rounded coverage, this is the definitive Indian history in two volumes for young readers. Filled with photographs, illustrations, activities and quotable facts, this is one retelling of history you don't want to miss!
About the Author
An incurable reader and writer, Shruti Garodia has an abiding love of history, especially through storytelling. She is a keen traveler, 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. Shruti is passionate about retaining the natural curiosity of children, and is developing modules to make history and complicated concepts accessible to young minds by crafting them into simple, fun stories. From New Delhi, Shruti graduated from 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.
With a lifelong passion for books, languages, travel and history, Archana Garodia Gupta 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 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. Archana 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.