India at 70 Roshen Dalal
- Book Genre : Young Readers
"Enter the portal that will export you all the way to that historic stroke of the midnight hour! The year 1947 was one of change. After almost 200 years of British rule, India became a united political entity. Only one question rang loud: What type of nation would the new India be? This book traces the country's whirlwind journey, giving us a look at the last seventy years. Against a political backdrop, it provides glimpses of India's vast and rich culture, its many languages and remarkable diversity, its eminent personalities and notable achievements in all spheres. Featuring bite-sized information, fun facts, charming illustrations and detailed maps, this special book sums up the logs of India's independence in a fitting way."
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Roshen Dalal was born in Mussoorie and studied in various schools across the country. After a BA (Hons) in history from the University of Bombay, she completed an MA and PhD in Ancient Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has taught at both school and university, and been involved in research in the fields of history, religion and philosophy, and education. Roshen Dalal is the author of the best-selling two volume Puffin History of India; The Puffin History of the World, also in two volumes; The Religions of India: A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths; Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide; The Vedas: An Introduction to Hinduism’s Sacred Texts; and The Compact Timeline History of the World. Apart from books, she has written numerous articles and book reviews. After working as an editor for a several years, she is now a full-time writer, living in Dehradun. She is currently working on a book on the Upanishads.