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Hand-on History! Ancient India




Publication Date         2014
Age Display               
Publisher                   Armadillo
Author                      Daud Ali
Format                      Hardcover
Pages                       64
ISBN                         9781843228233


This title helps you discover the rich heritage of the Indus Valley and the Mughal Empire, with 15 step-by-step projects and 340 pictures. You can step back in time to explore India’s dramatic history. You can trace the origins of the subcontinent’s wide variety of beliefs and festivals, art and culture, and see how they developed over time. It features 15 easy-to-do projects inspired by traditional arts and crafts actively involve the reader in understanding the past – sculpt an Aryan offering cup, tie a sari, make a golden fly whisk, and cook a delicious chickpea curry. It includes fascinating fact boxes that provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. It is packed with over 340 photographs and illustrations, including cross-sections, maps and timelines, this is perfect for school or home use by children aged 8 to 12. This wonderful book delves into the distant past to one of the earliest civilizations on Earth – in the Indus Valley – and continues through to the glittering Mughal empire. There are insights into how emperors, priests and ordinary people lived, what they ate and wore, and how magnificent palaces and awe-inspiring temples came to be built. Practical projects include a Hindu garland of flowers, a beautiful lacquered storage box, a pair of pretty anklets, and a helmet fit for a mighty Mughal warrior, making learning stimulating, exciting and fun.