Book Review - Let's Go Time Travelling Again by Subhadra Sen Gupta
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Let's go time travelling again! Indians through the Ages
by Subhadra Sen gupta
Let’s Go Time Travelling Again!, takes you on a virtual ride through the alleys of history. This sequel to the award-winning Let's Go Time Travelling offers a vivid glimpse into our past and allows you to sift through snapshots of the life led by ordinary Indians and discover unexpected titbits about our arts, crafts, politics, society and culture.
Step into the past:
History, when written with an unbiased and balanced approach always kindles a young reader's curiosity and a thirst for knowledge about one’s own past. But the drearily written school textbooks usually give children the feeling that history is a boring subject with a plethora of dusty facts and hard to remember dates and names. But here is a book that does just the opposite of our dull history school text books. It brings history alive!
Let's Go Time Travelling Again makes learning Indian history entertaining and a fun filled experience. Written with a generous amount of flair and outright wackiness, this book captures the imagination of young readers and will surely kindle an interest in History.
Bringing History Alive:
Let’s Go Time Travelling Again! is a follow up to the bestselling Let’s Go Time Travelling by well-known author Subhadra Sen Gupta and is a posthumous publication. The author Subhadra Sen Gupta, who was taken away by the deadly virus earlier this year. She had a master’s degree in history and has authored over 25 books for children in the genre of historical fiction.
While the first book was about the daily lives of the people in ancient India, this book is about the lives of different kinds of people. It is about all the ordinary people, from potters, weavers, poets, astronomers and mathematicians to singers, dancers, farmers and sailors, who went about their work and have, over time, changed our civilization.
This gem of a book presents moments from the voluminous Indian history spanning over many millennia as tiny fascinating capsules and makes it a delightful read, especially for young readers. The book is written like a time travel story, and the author creates stories of fictional characters from that time period, as they go about their day-to-day life. These narratives are then adequately complemented with facts and trivia.
Let’s go time travelling again, takes you on a virtual ride through the alleys of history and explores various occupations that have existed through time-from weavers, singers, sculptors, poets and playwrights to farmers, astronomers and doctors.
Told through depictions of children of our country, this sequel to the award-winning Let's Go Time Travelling offers a vivid glimpse into our past and allows you to sift through snapshots of the life led by ordinary Indians and discover unexpected titbits about our arts, crafts, politics, society and culture.
From bringing out unusual facts like Cleopatra wore Indian mulmuls to answering how it happened, this book is a perfect curtain raiser for children about Indian history. And as if answering questions about India of the past in a style that sparks the curiosity of a young mind was not enough, this book is enriched with simple but delectable monochrome illustrations by Tapas Guha. The funny and amusing cartoons are bound to have the reader in splits.
This refreshing book mixes fact and fiction, throws in loads of wit and humour and aims to make history less intimidating. Well researched, this 200-page book, doubles up as a reference and contains centuries of stories made lively and appealing and is a must read for people of all ages.
Buy this book Now!
- Book Title: Let’s go time travelling again!
- Author: Subhadra Sen Gupta
- Illustrator: Tapas Guha
- Publisher: Puffin
- For Ages: 9 years +
- Type: Illustrated chapter book
- Format: Paperback
- Price: ₹250
- No. of page: 200
After reading this book:
Though we believe that the aim of reading a book should be for pleasure and not be to "learn", it is inevitable that children learn even without any push. Here are some activities that you can do that will complement this book to make the reading even more fun! These activities are for varied age groups, so we suggest you read and use them appropriately.
1. Make a list of the professions covered and write a short note on them. How many of these still exist? What has happened to the others?
2. List all the traditional art and craft forms of ancient India. How many of these are still living?
3. How many unusual or weird facts did you learn about from this book?
4. If you were alive during that period, what occupation would you have chosen and why?
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