The radical churn in society and politics, art and culture, science and technology, which makes up the recent history of modern India, was propelled by individuals – women and men who had the vision, courage and determination to leave behind a footprint of change. This second book in the India Focus series looks at some of these extraordinary game changers.
A is for Archimedes, B is for Bose, C is for Curie, and off we go… on an alphabetical journey from the past to the present, coming face-to-face with the wonders of scientific discovery and invention.
Superhero action carved on rocks... A headless statue... Royal inscriptions on pillars and copper plates... Glass fragments from a lost city... These may sound like clips from a fantasy thriller, but are in fact objects unearthed at archaeological sites across the country — and the stories they throw up are just as exciting! 2019 Winner of the Bal...
With gender issues hitting news hotspots, there are more and more questions but answers are shrouded in stereotype and convention. This book ‘talks' directly to teens on all aspects of gender, lifting confusions and creating awareness. Alongside is a visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh. 2016: Honour Book (Non-fiction),...
A well researched and attractively designed book for younger readers with stories about little known, differently abled and well known Indian sportspeople. Anecdotes, timelines and milestones trace the evolution of the Games. Activities engage children more closely with sport, sporting issues and the sporting spirit.
The first comprehensive book for slightly older readers that traces the Olympic movement in India. Exploring the seven Olympic and Paralympic values through the lives of Indian sportspeople, it also contains hilarious comic strips, timelines, news reports, trailblazers and perspectives.
Bits and pieces come together to form patterns in this kaleidoscope of pictures cut and pasted, comments thrown in, random information, quibbles and scribbles… and empty pages to fill.
Who was this man who so mesmerised the world, born a century and a half ago but whose words and wisdom are still so current, so compelling? Films, plays, books, media images and news stories bring him regularly into our homes. His birthday, 2 October, is the International Day for Non-violence. But how do we relate this familiar yet distant icon to a child...
The script of this contemporary play in traditional style is presented in this book, and includes stage directions so that others can perform it in their own ways. The rich photographs of the children at play and at school and the engaging design of the book capture the colours, look and feel of a live Kuttu performance.
With telling photographs, the book sifts detailed research, examining the causes and tracing the fallout of the world's worst-ever industrial tragedy at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, 1984.
Bijoy is from a small village in Assam close to the Brahmaputra. His mother is a silk weaver. One day, Bijoy goes on his first visit to the golden silk village, Sualkuchi.
Through letters exchanged between ten-year-old Dorji, who lives in Ura, and Toto, a boy in Bengaluru, Savita Rao records her impressions of life in a village in central Bhutan.
An impassioned plea against callous fishing practices and human apathy that result in the death of thousands of olive ridleys on Indian beaches every year. With striking photographs.
A fictional story of a boy caught in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami offers a way for children to come to terms with natural calamities. Warm photographs reinforce images of bonding. 2005: Ambitious Children’s Book Project, Berliner Kinder und Jugendbuchpreis, Germany