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Makes fun of Ancient India
Reviewed in India on 1 June 2021
Purchased this book for my daughter after seeing top reviews but am so disappointed that it makes fun of ancient Indian people by conveniently using the term comic book. There are so many fascinating things about Indian people but what the kids get to learn from this book is how stupid ancient Indians were. Like how they would get scared when they saw trains running...or the creatures our ancients ate right from crocodiles to peacocks and many such things . Amazing G.K the author is providing. What's more in one illustration on pg 113 there's a person who can't even make out a map of India as according to him it looks like a patchwork blanket. I'm super surprised that the author even bags an award for making fun of ancient India. There were many other ways to write a comic book. Is this what we want our kids to know about the history of India? I agree school books might be boring but at least they don't make fun of our people. Totally disappointed. Readers go on to read if you want to join the author in making fun of our people. When we only, look down upon ourselves, why would others respect us.