– Subhadra Sen Gupta
– Rupa Publications India (Red Turtle)
of Pages – 88
Year – 2016
delicious, bite-sized portions of history that will interest every reader who
wants to know more about various facets of India.
and Warriors takes the reader on a journey through the events that led to, and
the descriptions of, five major battles that took place in India: Alexander vs
Porus, Ashoka vs the Kingdom of Kalinga, Rajendra Chola vs the Kingdom of
Srivijaya, Babur vs Ibrahim Lodi and Siraj-ud-Daula vs the East India Company.
why these battles occurred, the strategies that were employed, the arms and
armour used by the warriors, the after effects of these battles and how they
shaped the course of Indian history.
yet filled with relevant details and accompanied by attractive colour
illustrations, the Exploring India series will make history fascinating and
unforgettable for every reader.
History has always scared me. As a child I have always wished for a book that will help me understand history better. Exploring India is a series of books that fits into the void perfectly. Battles and Warriors take us back to the five battles in our history. The battle between Alexander and Porus is a historical event, that was forgotten by the Indian historians but surprisingly the greek historians give us more details. There is a systematic approach which suits the purpose of the books. Ashoka vs The Kingdom of Kalinga focusses mainly on the transformation of Ashoka. Rajendra Chola vs Kingdom of Srivijaya brings forth a forgotten tale. Babur vs Ibrahim Lodhi is the first battle of Panipat. Siraj-ud-daula vs East India Company is the battle of Plassey (Palashi).
The narration is simple and easily comprehensible, yet gives the minutest details. One should never forget to mention the contribution Tapas Gupta, through the illustrations. Through illustrations we can see the various weapons, shields and armour during th medieval period.The books is a treasure for centuries since history never gets outdated. The books helps in developing the reading habits in children without making them bored.
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