How did the world become what it is today? How and when were thecountries formed? Where did people come from? How did art, technology,science, language and literature begin? In The Puffin History of theWorld- Volume 1, Roshen Dalal traces the origin of human beings and thedifferent aspects of their development and growth, right from the big bangand the origin of the universe, up to CE 1500.Well-researched and comprehensive, this book speaks of great civilizationsand empires, epics, myths and legends, religions old and new, wars andconquests, clothes, food and lifestyle, trade, travel and adventure andmuch more. It packs in exciting trivia, numerous maps and illustrationsthat provide a breathtaking overview of global history.
About the Author
Roshen Dalal was born in Mussoorie, and lived in various places in India, including Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi, before settling in Dehradun, where she now resides along with several rescued cats and a dog. She has an MA and a PhD in ancient Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has taught both at school and university level and has been involved in research in the fields of history, religion, philosophy and education.
She is the author of the bestselling 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; The
Compact Timeline History of the World and India at 70: Snapshots since Independence. Apart from books, she has written numerous articles and book reviews. Having been an editor for many years, she is now a full-time writer and is currently working on a book on the Upanishads.
Author : Roshen Dalal
Publisher : Penguin India
Binding Type : Paperback
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 978-0143331575