Thursday, May 12, 2016

Review of Exploring India- Kings and Queens by Subhadra Sen gupta



Book Name         - Exploring India- Battles and Warriors

Author                  - Subhadra Sen Gupta

Publisher              - Rupa Publications India (Red Turtle)

Number of Pages - 64

Publishing Year   - 2016

Edition                  - Paperback

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Rating : 4.5


Blurb

The Exploring India series of books are delicious, bite-sized portions of history that will interest every reader who wants to know more about various facets of India.
Kings and Queens takes the reader on a journey through the lives of four important kings and queens of India: Chandragupta Maurya, Krishnadeva Raya, Razia Sultan and Nurjahan.
Find out about the fascinating lives of these men and women who were great change makers of their times. Read about how they came to power, what they accomplished during their reigns, what life was like for the ordinary people under their rule and why do we still remember them to this day. Concise yet filled with relevant details and accompanied by attractive colour illustrations, the Exploring India series will make history fascinating and unforgettable for every reader.




My Review

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.

Kings and Queens in the series gives a glimpse of four great warriors in Indian history.  Chandragupta Maurya(called by the name Sandocrotos by the Greek), Krishnadevaraya, Razia Sultan and Nurjahan are the four important kings and queens the book. The uniqueness of the book is that the four rulers are unconventional and the books shows an unforeseen picture of their lives. 

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weapons, shields and armour during th medieval period.The books is a treasure for centuries since history never gets outdated.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. 

Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author

Subhadra Sen Gupta has written over thirty books for children including mysteries, adventures, ghost stories, comic books and books on history. To her surprise, the Sahitya Akademi thought she is doing a good job and gave her the Bal Sahitya Puraskar in 2014. Right now she is waiting for a time machine so that she can travel to the past and join Emperor Akbar for lunch. She loves to travel, flirt with cats and chat with auto-rickshaw drivers.