Exploring India: Kings and Queens Paperback – 15 April 2016
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- Publisher : Rupa Publications India; First edition (15 April 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 8129137585
- ISBN-13 : 978-8129137586
- Reading age : 15 years and up
- Item Weight : 140 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 0.53 x 21.59 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #83,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book sets forth the lives of each of these historic personalities in an objective manner. This is not just a story book for children. All the historic references are quoted at the apt places. The book not only tells us about the lives of these great men and women, but it also sheds light on the social scenario which prevailed during their lifetimes. It tells us about how men and women dressed at those times. It tells us about architecture of those times. It tells us about currencies and farmans and also visits by foreigners.
The language of the book is simple yet riveting. It succeeds in keeping you engrossed in the lives of these historic personalities. Needless to say it educates you as well. The little nuggets which come at the end of each chapter are interesting too. The colourful illustrations by Tapas Guha deserve a special mention too. Each chapter gives a list of reference books for further reading. I am sure after reading this book, every reader will want to know more about the lives of these men and women. So this list of references will be of great help.
To conclude Kings and Queens is a book which will be liked by both the young and the old. I eagerly look forward to other books in this Exploring India series.
This author has given a good account of the lives of many Indian kings and queens but there is another side to the coin.
This book does not cover too many negatives.
I didn't like this one and recommend it to all those who like reading fact-and-fiction mash ups.
The book gives a brief account of their life, how they rose to power, their struggle and strength with magnificent illustrations by Tapas Guha.
It's an excellent book for children and pre-teen to get a glimpse of history. History had never been this interesting.